sarosh ahmed

Work Experience: Why Local Heritage Matters

We are really pleased to be able to offer work placements to local students here at The Past on Glass. Everyone who works on the Knights-Whittome collection feels quite passionately about the importance of our Edwardian glass plate negative collection – indeed about the Local Studies and Archives collection as a whole, without which none of the research on…

Emily Bird

Making Connections: Work Experience at Sutton Archives

  During July we are usually fortunate enough to host a work experience student for a week. This year we had two girls, one from local grammar school Nonsuch and the other from Carshalton High School for girls. Each of the students we have hosted has been kind enough to write about their experiences, which…


Working on the Plates: Part 3 of The Past on Glass on Film

Today’s post is the third of five short films made about the project by a work experience student from Cheam High School.  Today’s film looks on the plates themselves and discusses some of the challenges they present. The two final parts will appear in next Tuesday’s post, after which normal service will resume!  Enjoy 🙂


Work Experience: The Past on Glass on Film

Here at the Past on Glass we rely on volunteer help, and have a dedicated team of regular volunteers that come in week on week to get the plates cleaned, rehoused, digitised and researched. We are lucky that we also have the capacity to offer placements to local students on work experience. This not only benefits the…