Residents encouraged to share stories of life in the borough since 1965

Sutton residents are being encouraged to share their memories of the borough in the 1960s to help celebrate its 50th anniversary.  

Sutton’s Liberal Democrat council is looking for local people to take part in a short film to record Sutton’s past for future generations.

These could be reflections on how the borough was 50 years ago, fondest or earliest memories of the borough, or how the council or Sutton’s voluntary sector has helped residents through the years.

The council is also looking for the first people to be married in the new borough on 3 April 1965, when three couples were married in Sutton’s Registry Office.

Cllr Ruth Dombey, Sutton Council’s Lib Dem leader, said: “Our borough has changed a lot over the last 50 years, and we want to preserve the memories of older residents who have seen so many changes in the borough over the last 50 years. 

“Our wonderful sense of community is at the heart of everything that makes Sutton the quietly brilliant borough. So we’re looking for people to share their memories to help us to celebrate our anniversary in a way that will leave a lasting legacy for many generations to come.”

If you or someone you know has a story to share, please email [email protected] with information about your story and contact details.

Join the conversation about the anniversary of London’s boroughs on Twitter using #boroughs50.

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