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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Recently Added/Updated
1954 : landlords added to The Bull and The Buck’s Head
1946 aerial clip added to Mount Road
1958 clip added to Post Office in Langdale Parade
Express Dairy in Monarch Parade
Clip added to Allen Bros garage
1954 aerial photo added to Hepburn Gale and Ross
Queens Head updated to include link to approved planning application
Lonesome School Staff
1929 : Lonesome School teachers in car crash
1929 : Rock Terrace Character Dead
Mitcham House
1955 : Harry Gray’s fair leaves winter HQ at Mitcham
1879 : Gipsy Life on Mitcham Common
Buck’s Head updated with clip of 1906/7 showing licensee name H.E. WESTON
Douglas House (updated with aerial photo of building)
David Roger, menswear shop, Upper Green East
Rag-tag and Bobtail Pet Shop, 211 London Road
Bunters, Upper Green West
Wisbey’s Fruiterers
Electrical Domestic Appliance Centre, 235 London Road
Toytime
Post Office in Langdale Parade
E. Bywaters Butchers
1906 Death of Mr Hatfeild at Morden Hall

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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