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

Sutton High Street c1962. Photograph from the Sutton Archives.

Residents are being encouraged to share their memories of the borough in the 1960s.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the London Borough of Sutton on 1 April, the council is looking for local people to take part in a short film.

The idea is to record Sutton’s past for future generations.

These could be reflections on how the borough was, ‘then and now’, your fondest or earliest memory of the borough or how the council or Sutton’s voluntary sector has helped you through the years.

The first people to be married in the new borough of Sutton in 1965 are also being sought. This would have been on 3 April 1965, when three couples were married in Sutton’s Registry Office.

Cllr Ruth Dombey, the leader of Sutton Council, said:

“Our borough has changed a lot over the last 50 years and we have a lot to be proud of.

“We want to preserve the memories of our fantastic 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 us the quietly brilliant borough. Now is the time to speak up. So please, share your memories of our wonderful borough, and 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 with information about your story and contact details.

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

The first council meeting when the London Borough of Sutton was formed in 1965.