The Locals: Diaries

Originally posted on Whitehall Historic House:
Have you been documenting your experiences of life during the COVID-19 outbreak, or of self-isolating, home-schooling, time with family, working from home, food shortages or social distancing? Many of us will be recording our thoughts in this unprecedented time, either as a means of making sense of the experience,…

The Past on Glass and the Art of Today

We’ve been talking to artist Ksenija Vucinic about the legacy of the Past on Glass Project. Ksenija Vucinic is very much a twenty-first century woman – both a highly regarded Structural Engineer and a talented artist. She’s been a long time follower of the project which has been so successful in preserving the images created…

Philip Mighell and Croydon Airport

Today’s post is written by one of our dedicated Volunteers, Colin, who was researching the history of Manor Farm in Hilliers Lane, Beddington. It had been occupied by the Mighell family (pronounced “Myall”) and two residents, both called Philip Mighell, had remarkable stories – tragic and heroic – that illustrate much about the development of …

Making (Re)Connections: The Life of Florrie Purnell

With a few months worth of reflection under our belts, it is wonderful to look back on some of the work that the Past on Glass project has achieved. It is something we do with a real sense of pride. Perhaps nothing makes the experience more worthwhile however, than when we are contacted by a…