The Story of Hampton Lea: Uncovering Hidden Histories

Today’s post is a wonderful piece of research by our dedicated project volunteer Kathy Nichols, who has an aptitude for historical research and always seems able to find a good story among our plates. Again, it is an example of how sometimes something which has a seemingly quite indirect connection to the subject of your research, leads you down…

VAD Nurses in Sutton

This week marks 100 years since the execution by a German firing squad of Edith Louisa Cavell, a British Red Cross Nurse who worked in German occupied Belgium during World War One. Cavell is celebrated for having treated soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping around 200 Allied soldiers escape from German occupied Belgium; an action for which for…