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The Graphic – Saturday 24 July 1886
MR. SYDNEY GEDGE, of Mitcham Hall, Surrey, is the eldest son of the late Rev. Sydney Gedge. He was born in 1829, and educated at King Edward’s School, Birmingham, and at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he took a ” first ” in the Moral Science Tripos. In 1865 he was admitted a solicitor, and in 1871 was elected Solicitor to the London School Board. Mr. Gedge married, in 1857, Augusta, daughter of Robert Herring, Esq., of Cromer.
65 Years Cyclist.
Up to a few years ago, Mr. Sydney Gedge, of Mitcham Hall, who was ninety-one the other day, was wont to ride a tricycle daily through the busiest streets of London. He has cycled for sixty-five years. Can anyone beat his record?
Source: Leeds Mercury – Wednesday 20 October 1920 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)
From Mitcham and Tooting Advertiser
4th February 1954
Their names will not be forgotten
The late Mr. Sydney Gedge, of Mitcham Hall, a one-time Member of Parliament and constructor of Mitcham Park, is remembered in Gedge Court on the Baron House Estate opposite his old home.
Merton Memories Photos
On a tricycle at Mitcham Hall
1929 Mitcham Park