Some notes about the history of Mitcham, Surrey, England.

These notes are not complete and may change as more information is uncovered.

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1879 : Gipsy Life on Mitcham Common
Buck’s Head updated with clip of 1906/7 showing licensee name H.E. WESTON
Douglas House (updated with aerial photo of building)
David Roger, menswear shop, Upper Green East
Rag-tag and Bobtail Pet Shop, 211 London Road
Bunters, Upper Green West
Wisbey’s Fruiterers
Electrical Domestic Appliance Centre, 235 London Road
Post Office in Langdale Parade
E. Bywaters Butchers
1906 Death of Mr Hatfeild at Morden Hall
Zion Congregational Chapel
Kings Arms
1930s Mitcham Fire Brigade
1965 : Mr Tilley retires after 25 years in fire service

2 thoughts on “Introduction

  1. Neil Bronkhorst

    One of the major trades used to be mint. The essential oil was extracted and used in the manufacture of the famous Mitcham mints, yet there is no mention on the site. except for a reference to Mint Cottages. Black Mitcham Mint is one of the 4 main varieties of Peppermint and has a high yield of peppermint oil, yet it’s virtually died out in the UK. A history of it on this site might be useful.


  2. Wade Post author

    I’ve added a couple of posts that might be of interest: Ben Slater’s memories from 1911 includes mint along with other herbs and vegetables that were grown; also an 1875 article from the Canadian Pharmaceutical Journal on peppermint. Use the search box to find these. More posts as and when!



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