Tag: history

Detail from the Thomas Sutton monument in the Charterhouse Chapel

13th December 2018

The right kind of poor for the Charterhouse?

Robin Isherwood, the Preacher at the Charterhouse, yesterday remembered the charity’s founder Thomas Sutton in our annual short memorial service, and pondered the different attitudes to the poor, and the applicants considered eligible to live in the almshouse here over the years.  Here is an extract... continue

9th June 2017

Mr. William Edward Newton, Gatekeeper of the Charterhouse (1935)

This short article was originally printed in “Old Charterhouse Magazine” in December, 1935. It concerns a Mr William Edward Newton, who worked for the Charterhouse for over a quarter of a century, first as a gardener and storekeeper, then as a gatekeeper. Judging by the article, Newton... continue

2nd May 2017

Organist of the Charterhouse (1938)

The following article details the careers of a few notable musicians who have, at some time or other, been the organist of the Charterhouse. Originally published in the “Old Charterhouse Magazine” in December 1938, the article begins with Benjamin Cosyn, the first regularly appointed organist,... continue

10th March 2017

The Charterhouse: Then & Now

These fascinating post cards, published by E.T. Bottom Ltd. 1916, capture the Charterhouse as it was over 100 years ago. Those familiar with the Charterhouse may note a few changes. For instance, “The Brothers’ Library”, now “The Old Library”, no longer contains the many... continue

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