Thomas Scawen was the man who created The Grotto in Carshalton Park (see my previous post about The Grotto), and he had inherited the land from his uncle, who had no heirs. 🗝 His uncle Sir William Scawen is pictured here. He once had the prestigious and lucrative role of the Governor of … Read More
This little waterfall has been played on by numerous children over the years, even back in the 1860s when it was still part of Carshalton Park. Who likes a bit of mustard on their roast dinner? You’ve got the little boy on the left of the old waterfall photo to thank for that. … Read More
Ironworks used water to power tools and heat furnaces to build things made of iron, in this case patented products such as early car engines (specifically for this Hyler Whyte – the world’s first kit-car from 1900) and steam-driven pumps etc.
Carshalton is now a bustling, busy and large village on the outskirts of London, and with a constant stream of traffic, but it’s not always been that way. When night comes, peace and quiet descends and the ghosts of the past come out and visit. Late at night when darkness has fallen, are you … Read More
Quick Links: The Artist / The Legend For those of you relatively new to Carshalton, you would never have seen the wooden Sculpture of Tudor Queen, Anne Boleyn at Church Hill. The empty plinth is where she once stood, and for nearly 50 years this prestigious sculpture has overlooked the site of Anne Boleyn’s Well. … Read More
We thought we’d look back at some of the amazing musical events that have taken place locally over the years. Looking back, which of these big names do you recognise… Goth-rockers The Cure (Friday I’m In Love, Just Like Heaven etc.) played at a Carshalton Park Open Air Concert in 1979, soon after … Read More
Here’s a few bits of info about Woodcote Garden Centre. Back in 2015 it was winner of the UK’s Best Large Garden Centre, a prestigious Garden Retail Awards, under the stewardship of Chris Milan. He passed away in 2017 and this memorial was created in the grounds (pictured). Under his guidance Woodcote … Read More
These images are from The Imperial War Museum and show the work of Student Nurses at St Helier Hospital in Carshalton in 1943. Using 3D technology Secret Carshalton has given the images a new lease of life… A full length portrait of Joyce Collier wearing the outdoor uniform of a State Registered Nurse, outside … Read More