Tag Archives: Upper Green East

David Roger, menswear shop, Upper Green East

9/11 Upper Green East

1986 ad from the Mitcham Diary
David Roger
Menswear
Boyswear
Schoolwear
All Leading Fashion
Brands Stocked
9/11
Upper Green East
Mitcham
01-648 0419

1987 clip from Merton Memories photo 34889, copyright London Borough of Merton.

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Gaydons

Menswear shop, was at 11 Upper Green East, ‘facing the clock tower’ as stated in their ads

1972 ad

1972 ad

Text of ad:

GAYDONS
of
MITCHAM
(facing Fair Green Clock Tower)

for

MENSWEAR
YOUTHSWEAR
and NOW
BOYSWEAR

Telephone 648 2179

Also at:

130 Streatham Vale 764 2526
91 Streatham Hill 674 6479
3 Warwick Way, Victoria 834 4187

Ad from 1952:

1952 ad

1952 ad

Text of ad:

GAYDONS LTD.

MAN’S SHOPS

invite your inspection of their latest ranges

Sport Jackets = Smartly tailored in Single or Double Breasted styles.
Sports Trousers = Gaberdine or worsted in attractive new shades.
Suits = To suit all occasions. Expertly cut and tailored.
Raincoats = In cotton or wool Gaberdine.
Shirts & Ties = In modern and traditional styles.

For Men of Faultless Taste

Local Branch
11 UPPER GREEN – MITCHAM (Facing Clock Tower)

Also at
TOOTING
STREATHAM
VICTORIA
KINGSTON

Clarendon Grove

Road off of northern side of Upper Green East.

1953 OS map

1953 OS map

1910 OS map

1910 OS map

Occupants from the 1915 street directory:

from the Upper green

WEST SIDE

Mission Room
Baptist Chapel
1 Miss A.A. Bigsby
3 William Gillingham
5 George Aldrich
7 Mrs. I. Reed
9 Thomas Stephen Circuit
11 Henry Thomas Rossiter
13 Alfred Jenner (Sunnyside)

EAST SIDE

2 Stanley Henry Schneider
4 Charles Jenner
6 Sidney Holland
8 William Brooks
10 Alfred Hudson Telfer
12 Henry Grank Wood

World War 1 Connections
Private Sidney Herbert Holland


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

Randalls (Wimbledon) Ltd.

Watts Yard
Upper Green East

Sugar Confectionery


Source:
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


The location of Randalls was described on the Facebook Mitcham History Group as between Turners the bakers and where the locksmiths is now. This puts the location of Watts Yard to be between 39 and 41 Upper Green East.


News Articles

FIRE AT SWEET FACTORY

Firemen fought for three hours early on Wednesday morning to control a blaze at the Mitcham sweet factory of Randalls (Wimbledon) Limited.

The fire started just after 2 a.m. when sacks of peanut husks stored in the yard of the firm’s premises at Upper Green East overheated and caught alight.

The flames quickly spread to the roof timbers of the toilet block, against which the husks were stacked.

A storeroom of the adjacent South Suburban Co-operative shop also caught alight and roof timbers and a door were burned. Some stock was damaged by smoke.

A spokesman for Randalls said that it was too early to estimate the cost of the damage.

Source: Mitcham News & Mercury, 21st January, 1966

Amelia Elizabeth Hewitt, draper

Amelia Elizabeth Hewitt had a draper shop on Upper Green east.

1902 - clip from Merton Memories photo 49655, copyright London Borough of Merton

1902 – clip from Merton Memories photo 49655, copyright London Borough of Merton

1910 OS Map showing AE Hewitt shop in red, left of the Post Office

1910 OS Map showing AE Hewitt shop in red, left of the Post Office

News Articles

REFUSED TO REGISTER.
WOMAN SMARTLY FINED FOR TREATING MATTER AS JOKE.

At Croydon Police Court, to-day, Amelia Elizabeth Hewitt, draper, of Upper Mitcham. was summoned for refusing fill up her National Registration Form, and for refusing to attend before the local registration authorities. The defendant did not appear, and it was stated that she told the enumerator that the lost her form, but she would not register.

When warned of the penalty for failing to register, she made a flippant reply, when the summonses were served she put them in the letter box, and said:— “I should think my face would tell you how old I am.”

She was fined £2 on the first summons and £1 on the second summons, with £1 12s. 6d. costs, or the alternative of 21 days.

Source: Yorkshire Evening Post – Thursday 09 September 1915 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)

WOMAN TURNS OUT POLICE

Order for Arrest of Draper Who Refused to Lower Lights. The Croydon magistrate yesterday ordered the arrest Amelia Hewitt, draper, of Upton Green, Mitcham, for failing to answer a summons for the excessive lighting of her shop. She declined to touch the lights complained of, and ordered the police officers out of her shop.

Source: Sunday Mirror – Sunday 02 April 1916 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required) NB: Upper Green incorrectly written as Upton Green in this article.

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