The Society’s Aims

The Carshalton and District History and Archaeology Society was founded in 1920 as the Beddington, Carshalton and Wallington Society. It was set up “… for the purpose of extending knowledge of local history; preserving objects of beauty and interest, whether natural or structural; placing archaeological finds in safe keeping; visiting places of interest and providing instructive lectures.” These remain the aims of the Society.

The areas we cover

For 86 years the Society was called “The Beddington, Carshalton & Wallington Archaeological Society”, but in 2006 it was felt appropriate for Sutton and Cheam to be covered by our Society as they were not covered by a historical society. Hence the change of name to “The Carshalton and District History and Archaeology Society” – which now represents the whole of the London Borough of Sutton.

Carshalton High Street
Carshalton village between the wars, showing the King’s Arms public house before it was bombed during the Second World War