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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Recently Added/Updated

Photo added to James Chuter Ede
Landlord from around 1867 added to The Fountain
More info and photos added to The Gardeners Arms pub
Link to Heritage Directory added
‘Nobby’ Ferguson added to licensees of Kings Arms pub
1905 Annual Licensing Meeting added
More detail added to pub Lord Napier
The Bull pub updated with photos from 1967 and 2016
Address and forename added to T.S. Jackson varnish and paint manufacturers
Map and news item from 1916 added to Holborn Military Hospital
1870 auction notice added to The Swan
Aerial photo, 1964 takeoverby Macphersons, 150 Years of Paint-Making article from
1950 added to Thomas Parsons & Sons Ltd
Photos page added
Landlords added to Pubs from 1896 directory
Blake Road added
Plummer Lane added
Lower Green Public Conveniences, cost and date of construction added
Fair Green Bandstand
Connect House added
Windmill pub added
1915 shops added to The Parade
Undated photo added to Oakwood Avenue
Charles Catt and Son Furniture in Western Australia
1967 : Roy Castle at the Ravensbury Tavern
Photo added to Lower Green Public Conveniences
Mrs Wray, pioneer of Mitcham’s child welfare service, died in 1960
Rigid rules of the almshouses in old days
Independent Order of Oddfellows : 150th anniversary in 1960
1960 : Explosion showers acid over homes
1960 : 132 year old Love Lane cottage to come down
1944 : Bath Road Condemned but still Inhabited
Map added to Aventine Avenue
Mitcham Histories series of books – links added to Merton Historical Society website
Cumberland House
Mitcham Workhouse Wall
Landlord added to The Goat
250 and 252 London Road
234 to 240 London Road
Fish Leather at Beddington Corner
Children’s party photo added to Sunshine Way
1879 news item added to Prince of Wales
1879 : 14 days in jail for stealing a hayfork
1948 ad added to Davant Ltd
1905 : Mellins Food ad


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.


  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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