Harry Maitland- Banstead Hall’s Son

Research for today’s post comes from James Crouch of the Banstead War Memorial Project, who often brings us wonderful insight to the lives of our sitters of which we are incredibly grateful! Demolished around 1980, Banstead Hall was a Boys School for a century and we have several Knights-Whittome photographs of its students in our…

Flight Lieutenant Charles Anstey Narbeth

Given the dates that David Knights-Whittome was running his business in Sutton (c.1905-1917), it is not surprising that we are finding a huge number of the glass plates from the basement of his shop are of soldiers, airman, naval personnel and nurses. A number of these military portraits were researched by Archives staff prior to the start of this project, in preparation for…