Introduction

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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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.

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  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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