The archives is essential for anyone who is researching or interested in Sutton's past and contains many fascinating items.
For example ever wondered who visited Nonsuch Mansion when the building was in its prime. Then archive ref: 60/1 is a visitors’ book for Nonsuch Mansion covering the dates 1902-1906. The book contains photographs of weekend guests and their signatures.Follow this link and it will take you to the correct entry http://www.calmhosting01.com/LBSutton/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=60%2f1&pos=1.
There are thousands of items and these include includes some of our oldest document – the Carshalton Court Rolls – dating back to the 1360s and details of our holdings of the Royal Female Orphanage in Beddington.
Our picture shows an image from the book which is actually a copy from the microfiche – which includes Baden Powell – you can see his signature is above the image too.