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CELEBRATING OUR NEW STATUS AS A MUSEUM  - Honeywood Museum 20th December 2007

In October 2007 Sutton Council won formal accreditation from the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (the MLA) for Honeywood in Carshalton, Whitehall in Cheam, and Little Holland House in Carshalton Beeches. With this seal of approval the Council will be able to apply for extra funding to upgrade facilities, ensuring that the Borough's collections are secure for future generations to enjoy. The Council's 'Heritage Service' has now been re-branded the 'Sutton Museum and Heritage Service'.
An invited group of staff, supporters and friends got together at Honeywood Museum in December to mark the occasion.

A gallery of pictures from the event - click on the pictures to see larger images

Sean Brennan and Cathy McDonough Sue Giddings and Jane Allen Councillor Graham Tope (left) with Gerald Smith (Friends of Nonsuch)
Julia Gertze (Friends of Carshalton Water Tower) with John Thornton John Fairbrother (left) and Stan Coleman Derek Yeo and Paul Martin (Borough of Sutton's Chief Executive)
Derek Bradford (left), and George Blake Trudy (standing) and Val Coleman
John Horne looks over the spread of food John Phillips (Projects Manager with Sutton Museum and Heritage Service) Iqbal Husain listens to Friends of Honeywood chairman Mike Bale
John Dodwell and Sue Horne
deep in conversation
Darren Stevens comes between
Valarie Murphy and Colin Beech
Artist John Stillman (left)
with Elizabeth and Tony Price
Councillor Graham Tope and
Julia Howard (Curator of Whitehall)
Councillor Graham Tope and
Jane Howard (Curator of Honeywood Museum)
Coucillor Graham Tope and
Valarie Murphy (Historic Houses Officer)
With framed certificates from left: Valarie Murphy (Little Holland House), Julia Howard (Whitehall) and Jane Howard (Honeywood) With framed certificates (from the left): Valarie Murphy (Little Holland House), Julia Howard (Whitehall) and Jane Howard (Honeywood) Mike Bale (right - Chairman of Friends of Honeywood) talks to Colin Beech (Executive Head of Leisure Management and Parks)
John Phillips (Sutton Museum and Heritage Service Projects Manager) welcomes
Councillor Graham Tope
(from the left) Derek Bradford, George Blake,
John Thornton
Joan and Peter Davalle

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