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