Tag Archives: Christchurch Road

The Eyre Smelting Co., Ltd.

Tandem Works
Christchurch Road, Colliers Wood, SW19

Iron works, Smelting and Assaying


24 Willow Lane

Aluminium Foundry


Prince Georges Road

Motor Vehicle Repairs

Borough of Mitcham List of Factories,
Town Clerk’s Department,
July 1963.
Available at Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.
Reference L2 (670) MIT

1947 aerial view of works chimney

1947 aerial view of works chimney

1956 ad

1956 ad

Text of ad:

For reliable bushes specify Ariel or Esco chill cast phosphor bronze rods
(diameters from 1/2” solid to 10” solid and cored)

ARIEL PHOSPHOR BRONZE (Air Ministry Specification 2.B.8 – BSS.I 400-PBI) – the best bearing bronze available.

ESCO PHOSPHOR BRONZE (BSS.I 400-PBI) – An easily machined general purpose bronze possessing good bearing properties.

* Write Today for Size and Weight Chart – IT’S FREE!

The Eyre Smelting Company Limited

Manufacturers of Tandem White Metals – Rotocast Bronze Bushes – ESCO Bronze Ingots

Tandem Works, Merton Abbey, London

Telephone : MITCHAM 2031

Ranelagh Dye Works, Western Road

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
Page 409

No. 902
Applicant: Ranelagh Dye Works
Nature and Situation:

New Factory, Western Road

Conditions governing approval:

Subject to Surveyor’s requirements being carried out

1934 OS Map

1934 OS Map

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.