Montague John Stenning

He had a grocery and provisions shop at 34 Church Road, at the corner of Church Place, opposite the Bull pub.

1959 clip from Merton Memories

1959 clip from Merton Memories photo 50966 Copyright London Borough of Merton

Listed in the 1930 and 1938 directories as

Stenning Montague J. grocer, 34 Church rd

An indication of when he started trading from number 34 can be found in the advertisements of the Mitcham Parish Church Magazine. His first ad appears in the July 1924 issue, and in the January 1924 issue the shop has the name W. B. Trowbridge.

July 1924 ad in Parish Church Magazine

July 1924 ad in Parish Church Magazine

January 1924 ad in Parish Church Magazine

January 1924 ad in Parish Church Magazine

In this 1974 photo, number 34 is derelict, but part of ‘MJ Stenning’ can be seen on the railings near the ground.

alt='Image courtesy of Collage - The London Picture Library - http://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk'


1974 Image courtesy of Collage – The London Picture Library – http://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk

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