Continuing the Mark Rutherford theme, an exhibition at Honeywood Museum, Carshalton Surrey will be held from Wednesday 12 June to Sunday 28 July 2013. William Hale White made Carshalton his home, living at one time in the house which is now the museum. The exhibition shows how he kept his books secret from his family; and why he insisted on nine-inch thick brick walls to divide the rooms in his house. He lived a number of parallel lives but still, at 55, found time to learn to ride a boneshaker bicycle! The exhibition also gives insights into the Victorian Carshalton that he knew for almost 30 years.
The Friends of Honeywood Museum are mounting two events during the exhibition:
- on Friday 12 July at 7.30pm Mark Crees will give a selection of readings - Mark Rutherford's People;
- and on Saturday 13 July at 2.30pm there will be a guided walk to places in Carshalton associated with William Hale White.
(Tickets for both events are £3.50 (£3.00 Friends); bookings 020 8770 4297).
Based on a contribution by Nick Wilde