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Honeywood Museum named Sutton’s top attraction - December 2007

Honeywood Museum in Carshalton has been named as Sutton’s most popular local attraction in the national Pride of Place poll.

Honeywood took 40% of the public vote in a national online poll conducted by DirectGov for the Department for Communities and Local Government. Over 100 councils took part in the Pride of Place poll, which invited visitors to click and vote for one of ten locally nominated top spots. In all, 36,800 people went online to vote for their favourite place.

Neighbouring Sutton Ecology Centre came second in the poll with 22% of the vote.

Cllr. Colin Hall, Executive Councillor for Environment and Leisure said “I’m thrilled to see Honeywood
Museum gaining public recognition. Honeywood is a stunning local landmark that fully deserves to top the Pride of Place poll. It’s a place that the whole borough is justly proud of. The 10 sites featured in the Pride of Place poll are certainly some of the most outstanding in the borough, but we have a lot to be proud of here in Sutton.  Our diverse mix of historic and modern, urban and green spaces are all part of the rich tapestry that makes up our borough. We were delighted to take part in the Pride of Place initiative and I would like to thank all those who took part and voted for their favourite place in Sutton”.

As well as displays on the history of the local area and a number of fine paintings depicting the borough in the 19th and 20th centuries, Honeywood offers hands-on children's activities and crafts.  To find out more about future events and exhibitions at Honeywood Museum, visit this website from time to time or pick up a copy of Heritage Happenings from your local library.

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