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Museum-based staff leave Honeywood - Honeywood Museum, 31st March 2017

A very sad day for Honeywood as its Museum-based staff leave. We thank Jane (Curator for 25 years) and Elizabeth (Heritage Assistant for 16 years) for their many years service, and for the friendly, enthusiastic and hugely knowledgeable devotion they have show to the Museum, Carshalton, the Borough of Sutton, and to all who visited it over a great many of years.

Jane has been at Honeywood since 1990 (27 years) when the preparations were being made for the house to open as Sutton's Heritage Centre. She has been based there ever-since. She was appointed Curator in 1993 and played the key role in Honeywood gaining Museum Status in 2007, and in the highly successful implementation of the successful Heritage Lottery Fund award in 2010. In 2016 she was awarded a Sutton Cultural Award for her success as Curator of Honeywood Museum. Jane was the power-house behind everything that made the Museum the enormous success it has become. She has moved on to become a Heritage Development Officer based at Central Library, and we wish her well in her new role.

Elizabeth started as a casual member of staff in 2000.  Shortly afterwards she was appointed Heritage Assistant to the Curator, and went on to develop and deliver the Museum's highly popular and very successful School's programme and the Children's Parties that featured in the Museum.

Margaritta, our House Assistant also lost her post, after eleven years dedication. She was an amazing asset to the Museum, especially in the role she played in the Museum's wonderful Schools Programme and in delivering the Children's Parties.

Thank you all for the huge contribution you have made to The Friends of Honeywood Museum over many years; we are delighted that Elizabeth will remain a valued member of the Friends' Committee.

They will be really missed by the Carshalton community, the artistic community in Sutton, the many schools that visited, the huge number of children who took part in the great array of events and activities they presented, the many regular visitors and all who knew them so well.

Jane (left) and Elizabeth Margaritta joins them Margaritta and Elizabeth waving goodbye
     
   
  The trio outside Honeywood Museum on
their last official day of work there
 

 

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