James Pain and Sons, Ltd.

Acacia Road

Firework manufacturer

Borough of Mitcham List of Factories,
Town Clerk’s Department,
July 1963.
Available at Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.
Reference L2 (670) MIT

From Grace’s Guide – 1914 Who’s Who in Business

PAIN (JAMES) & SONS, Fireworks Manufacturers, Contractors for Illuminations and Decorations.
Head Office and Works Mitcham, Surrey.
Depts: 121, Walworth Road, S.E., and 9, St. Mary Axe, London, E.C.
Hours of Business: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Established over one hundred years ago by William J. Pain.
Premises as above;
fireworks factories (200 acres) at Mitcham, Surrey, and New York; branches at Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, and Gravesend.
Staff: About 300.
Specialities: Fireworks of every description, and public and private displays of same upon any scale. Ship’s Night Distress Signals, Fog Signals, Life-saving Rockets, &c.
Telephones: (Walworth Road) No. 772 Hop, (City) No. 4365 Avenue.
Telegraphic Address: “Pain, London.”
Code: A B C (4th and 5th Editions).

List of workers in 1881 who lived in Mitcham


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