Sutton’s cultural gems on display for Open House weekend
The magic and majesty of Sutton’s heritage will be open to the public this month as part of the capital’s annual Open House Weekend. Twelve historic or innovative buildings will be open for free to the public for the annual event which takes place on Saturday, 20th September and Sunday, 21st September 2014.
Residents can explore historic buildings, see exhibitions and discover more about sustainable architecture.Among the buildings taking part this year are The Circle Library in Carshalton, Whitehall in Cheam, BedZED & Regeneration of Hackbridge and Little Holland House in Carshalton. The Sutton Life Centre will be hosting kids activities and tours on Saturday, 20th September. Two guided walks have also been organised on Sunday, 21st September 2014. One is ‘A Look at Old Carshalton’, led by local historian Andrew Skelton. The other is a 75-minute tour of sustainable buildings in the borough, starting in Sutton.
More information can be found by visiting www.londonopenhouse.org and check if you need to book in advance.
Councillor Jill Whitehead, Chair of the Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee, said:
“We have a rich heritage right here on our doorstep and Open House weekend is a great chance to uncover the borough’s past. It’s also a great opportunity to explore the kind of modern buildings we all see on TV and look at the technology behind sustainable buildings. Not only that but there are special activities going on for all the family so there is something for everyone.”
Buildings in Sutton taking part are:
The Circle Library, Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton (Sat only)
Sutton Life Centre, Alcorn Close, Sutton (Sat only)
All Saints Church, Carshalton (Sat & Sun)
Honeywood Museum, Honeywood Walk, Carshalton (Sat & Sun)
Whitehall, 1 Malden Road, Cheam (Sat & Sun)
St Nicholas Church, Gibson Road, Sutton (Sun only)
BedZED & Regeneration of Hackbridge, 24 Helios Road, Wallington (Sat only)
Carshalton Water Tower & Historic Gardens, West Street, Carshalton (Sat & Sun)
Lumley Chapel, St Dunstan’s Churchyard, Cheam (Sat & Sun)
Little Holland House, 40 Beeches Avenue, Carshalton (Sat only)
Russettings, 25 Worcester Road, Sutton (Sun only)