Dyers and cleaners, 278 Western Road. The factory was built in 1926/7. Initially traded as Beau Brummel (1928) Ltd.
From the minutes of the Mitcham Urban District Council,
Highways, New Streets and Buildings, and Lighting Committee
Tuesday, 9th November, 1926
Applicant: Ranelagh Dye Works
Nature and Situation:
New Factory, Western Road
Conditions governing approval:
Subject to Surveyor’s requirements being carried out
Mentioned in the 1930 Commercial Directory:
Ranelagh Dye Works (Beau Brummel (1928) Ltd. proprs.), dyers & cleaners. Western rd. T N 4093 (4 lines)
Also mentioned in the same directory:
Meads of Merton (Beau Brummel (1928) Ltd. proprs.), Christchurch rd. T elephone Wimbledon 0525
In the 1938 Commercial Directory, building numbers are given:
Beau Brummel Ltd. dyers & cleaners, 278 Western Road (Telephone 4092 [5 lines]) & 2 Christchurch Road. Liberty 1378
Minutes of meetings held by the Mitcham Urban District Council are available on request from the Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.
Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.