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1918 Queens Road

Occupants of Queens Road, Mitcham in 1918, from the electoral registers.

Odd numbers, south side

1, Alice Elizabeth and Arthur HEALEY
1, Amy READER
3, Emma Elizabeth and Frederick Henry PENNELL
5, Edith Elizabeth and Lewis James BLOCK
7, Jane and Joseph MUNT
9, Sarah Ann and Thomas GOOD
11, Alice and William HETHERINGTON
13, Walter DIGHTON
15, Elizabeth and George SEALY
17, Clara and Frederick SEMANTS
21, Rebecca JAMES
23, Harriett KING
25, Matthew MARNEY
27, Minnietta JAMES
29, Annie AYRES
31, Esther and Matthew BRAZIL
33, William DAVIS
35, Alfred and Ocean JAMES
37, Alice and William Edward BOXALL
37, Lavinia and William Collins
39, Dorothy and Richard John CHAPMAN
41, Ethel and Luke Francis WHITEMAN
43, Kate and Charles ALLEN
45, Mabel and George COOK
47, Adelaide and William Frederick HOOKINS
51, Caroline Elizabeth and Albert MUNT

Even numbers, north side

2, Jane and Oliver Compton CRESSWELL
6, Christina and Richard Samuel BULL
8, George JELLY
8, Louisa and John NOVELL
10, Annie and George Thomas JARDINE
12, Alice and Robert MARA
14, Sarah and William JELLY
16, Annie and Edward DIXIE
22, Rebecca and Matthew MARNEY
24, Victoria Helen and Archer BLOCK
26, Mabel and Henry SALLIS
28, Fanny and Jack KINGETT
30, Jesse and Emily ADAWAY
32, Emily and William ACKERMAN
34, Adelaide and Thomas Arthur NEWSOM
36, Emily BOWERS
38, Elizabeth & David DALE
40, Florence and Tom JORDAN
42, Walter MUNT
44, Maud and Walter BOWERS
46, Ada Caroline and Charles BROOKS
48, Florence Baxter and George Thomas JEAL
50, Mary Ann and Joseph MUNT
52, Elizabeth and James SWANSBURY
54, Ada May and Herbert George TRUELOVE
56, Richard Pharoah

1888 Long Search for a Pony

Long Search after a Pony.—

At the Croydon County Court on Tuesday the suit Maynard v. Pharoah was heard.

—This was claim of arising out a series of somewhat complicated circumstances.

—The plaintiff Mr. Samuel Maynard, of Pell-street, Canning Town, and the defendant Richard Pharoah, of Queen’s-road, Mitcham.

—Mr. Atkinson appeared for the plaintiff, and said the 4th June, 18S7, Maynard lent pony to a man named Bailey on hire. Bailey took the pony away and did not return it. Subsequently it was found that he had absconded, and the next that was heard of him was at a public-house in Canning Town. In February Bailey gave himself up at Plaistow Police station, and from certain statements then made was brought before the Bench, committed for trial, convicted, and sentenced to nine months imprisonment in the presence of the prosecutor. In the first week of last September plaintiff received certain information that bis pony was in the Croydon district, and he came down and saw the pony in charge of the present defendant. They went to the Mitcham Police-station, saw Inspector Knott, and in reply his inquiries, Pharoah stated that he bought the pony of a man named Bradely, in White-street, Clapham. Bradley was telegraphed to, and he referred plaintiff to a man named Sparrowhawk, who, in his turn, stated that he bought the pony of a man he did not know and had never seen before. Plaintiff was now suing for the unlawful detention of the pony.

—Mr. Dennis appeared for the defendant, and evidence was called on both sides, the question in doubt being that of identity.

—His Honour gave judgment for the plaintiff for £5, to be reduced to 10s. on the pony being given by the defendant and accepted by the plaintiff.

Source: Croydon Advertiser and East Surrey Reporter – Saturday 27 October 1888 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)

1916 Evading Military Service

EVADING MILITARY SERVICE Before Messrs. W. (in the chair) and J. M. H. Francis, at the Kingston County Bench on Wednesday.

Joseph Carey (19), flower seller. Queen’s-road, Mitcham, was charged with being absentee under the Military Service Act.

—P.S. Nash said he found prisoner working in field at Field Common Farm, Horsham, and subsequently ascertained he ought to have reported himself under the Military Service Act at Wimbledon on July 3rd.

—Capt. Wyatt said that inquiries at Wimbledon and Mitcham had failed to trace the man, and, but for the police finding him working in a field, the military might not have heard of him.

—Fined £2, and handed over to an escort.

Source: Surrey Advertiser – Saturday 16 September 1916 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)

Charlie Brooks’s Shop

From the minutes of the Mitcham Borough Council
Volume 2
1935 to 1936
Housing
12th March 1936
page 448

6. Phipps Bridge Road Estate
– The Town Clerk reported the reception of petitions signed by a number of residents in Queens Road asking (a) that provision should be made on the Phipps Bridge Road Estate for a general shop to be occupied by Mr. Brooks, of 46, Queens Road; and (b) suggesting that the new houses should be provided with open grates to all rooms and also for coppers. Resolved, (a) That the estate manager be asked to institute enquiries in connection with the position of Mr. Brooks, of 46, Queens Road, and (b) That the matters concerning the provision of grates be referred to the Borough Engineer.


Minutes of meetings held by the Mitcham Borough Council are available on request from the Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.

1939 Auction Queens Road etc

Croydon Advertiser and East Surrey Reporter – Friday 17 March 1939

LEONARD DAVEY & HART
Have been instructed to offer by Auction at the Greyhound Hotel, Croydon, on TUESDAY, 28th MARCH, at 6.30 p.m., The following properties.

9. ASCOT ROAD. TOOTING JUNCTlON.—Attractive centrally situated Villa producing £65 gross. Lease 67 years

2. MADEIRA ROAD, MITCHAM Residence, facing Common. Producing £91 gross.

212. ABERCAIRN ROAD, STREATHAM VALE.—Redecorated Modern Residence. WITH VACANT POSSESSION.

13. BELGRAVE ROAD. MITCHAM. Shop, House and Stabling, producing £91 p.a. gross.

FREEHOLD BUILDING SITES. – QUEENS ROAD, MITCHAM.

Catalogues from the Auctioneers: Upper Green, Mitcham; 781 London Road. ThorntonHeath. ’Phones: MIT. 0808. THO. 1361.

1876 A Drunken Woman

Croydon Advertiser and East Surrey Reporter – Saturday 06 May 1876 from the British Newspaper Archives (subscription required)

A Drunken Woman.

At the Croydon Police Court, on Tuesday, Sophia Coffins, described a married woman, living Rock terrace, Queen’s-road, Mitcham, was charged with being drunk on the 29th of April.

P.-c. 140 W stated that at five minutes past 11 o’clock Saturday night he found the prisoner drunk in the street and shouting. She created great disturbance, and caused crowd of persons to assemble round her. He requested her to go away, but as she would not he took her into custody. On the Saturday previous witness had occasion to speak to her, and she then said that her husband was dying.

The Bench convicted the prisoner, and ordered her to pay a fine of 2s. 6d. and costs, 2s. 6d.

Queens Road

One of the roads of ‘Rocky’. It ran from Phipps Bridge Road eastwards to Belgrave Road.

The Explosion of 1933 led to rehousing of a number of families from this area, to other parts of Mitcham. Although the houses in Queens Road were not badly damaged, it was identified as a Clearance Area in 1936.

1910 OS Map

1910 OS Map

After the second world war, ‘hutments’ and prefab bungalows were built for temporary housing. These were cleared in the early 1960s for the Phipps Bridge Housing estate, and the name Queens Road was kept.

1952 OS map

1952 OS map

1954 aerial view of Queens Road and its temporary housing - this clip is from Merton Memories photo 49269 and is copyright London Borough of Merton.

1954 aerial view of Queens Road and its temporary housing – this clip is from Merton Memories photo 49269 and is copyright London Borough of Merton.

1954 aerial view of Queens Road and its temporary housing, looking east. This is a clip from Merton Memories photo 49278, and is copyright London Borough of Merton.

1954 aerial view of Queens Road and its temporary housing, looking east. This is a clip from Merton Memories photo 49278, and is copyright London Borough of Merton.


World War 1 Connections
Lance Corporal Arthur James Block

Private Edgar Block

Rifleman W Glover

Private J James

Driver E Marney

Driver J Newson

Private Hubert George Truelove

Sapper William Walklett

From the Surrey Recruitment Registers:

W BOTTWELL of 22 Queens Road, aged 18 Years 1 Months, Carman. Joined on 11 May 1917 to the Royal Field Artillery.

S T S DALE of 38 Queens Road, aged 19 Years, Fitter. Conscripted on 17 April 1917 to the East Kent Regiment (3rd Batn).

W DAVIS of 7 Queens Road, aged 24 Years 7 Months, Carman. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 12 December 1915 to the Royal Fusiliers (35th Batn).

L DIXIE of 1 Queens Road, aged 19 Years, Labourer. Volunteered on 01 November 1915 to the Royal Fusiliers.

B FENNELEY of 8a Albany Terrace Queens Road, aged 37 Years 7 Months, Jeweller. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 11 December 1915 to the Artillery School (5th).

M GLOVER of 11 Queens Road, aged 29 Years 5 Months, Painter. Volunteered on 25 October 1915 to the Army Ordinance Corps.

W G HERRINGTON of 19 Queens Road, aged 22 Years 6 Months, Stoker. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 07 December 1915 to the Royal Fusiliers (15th Batn).

W F HOOKINS of 47 Queens Road, aged 33 Years 3 Months, Grave Digger. Conscripted on 11 December 1915 to the Middlesex Regiment (6th Batn).

J P HORNEGOLD of 27 Queens Rd Mitcham, aged 20 Years, Ticket Collector. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 17 November 1915 to the Royal Fusiliers (16th Batn).

J JAMES of 35 Queens Road, aged 20 Years 1 Months, Hawker. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 12 December 1915 to the East Surrey Regiment (3rd Batn).

J JAMES of 17 Queens Road, aged 18 Years, Gardener. Conscripted on 26 March 1917 to the 23rd Training Reserve Batn.

G JARDINE of 10 Queens Road, aged 37 Years 2 Months, Packer. Conscripted on 14 February 1917 to the Royal West Surrey Regiment (labour Coy).

W JARDINE of 10 Queens Road, aged 28 Years 2 Months, Labourer. Volunteered on 13 April 1915 to the Middlesex Regiment (18th Batn).

Ian JORDAN of 40 Queens Road, aged 29 Years 6 Months, Bricklayer. Volunteered on 7 January 1915 to the Royal Horse Artillery.

S MEARS of 49 Queens Road, aged 20 Years 6 Months, Doorkeeper. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 19 February 1916 to the Royal West Surrey Regiment (9th Batn).

G MUNT of 43 Queens Road, aged 29 Years 9 Months, Grave Digger. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 11 December 1915 to the East Surrey Regiment (3/5th Batn).

J MUNT of 50 Queens Road, aged 32 Years, Grave Digger. Conscripted on 23 October 1916 to the Labour Corps (depot).

W MUNT of 42 Queens Road, aged 28 Years 11 Months, Labourer. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 11 December 1915 to the Royal West Surrey Regiment (3/4 Batn).

W NEWSON of 34 Queens Road, aged 23 Years 7 Months, Labourer. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 11 December 1915 to the Royal Fusiliers (16th Batn).

M SIMANTS of 14 Queens Road, aged 18 Years, Labourer. Conscripted on 31 March 1917 to the 23rd Training Reserve Batn.

J SMITH of 24 Queens Road Mitcham, aged 31 Years 10 Months, Carman. Conscripted on 12 December 1916 to the 5th Labour Corps (301st Labour Co).

H TRUELOVE of 54 Queens Road, aged 31 Years 7 Months, Labourer. Conscripted on 10 December 1916 to the Royal West Kent Regiment (3rd Batn).

W WALKLETT of 5 Queens Road, aged 32 Years, Rigger. Conscripted on 8 September 1917 to the Royal Engineers.

J A WHITEMAN of 41 Queens Road, aged 20 Years, Labourer. Conscripted on 06 November 1916 to the East Surrey Regiment (4th Batn).

Occupants from electoral registers:

1936 Health Report

CLEARANCE AREA No. 12.

Fifty-four houses known as 1 – 51 and 2 – 56 (inclusive), Queens Road.

Source: Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Mitcham, Wellcome Trust, page 44.


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Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.