Foster’s Autocentre, 96 Church Road

Garage and MOT business that was at 96 Church Road, occupying premises of former varnish factory of G. Purdom.

From 1980s? to end 2019, when it moved operation to 71 St Helier Ave, Morden SM4 6JD. The site is to be redeveloped as flats.

Photo taken March 2018. On the left is the footpath Foxes Path, the Wheatsheaf.

Photo taken March 2018, looking north.

Office space added around 2015. Photo taken 14th March 2018

The buildings were demolished in May 2020.

Photo taken 28th May 2020.

In the 1971 telephone directory, the company at this address was Bromhead & Denison, “Chems and Mins”, number 01-648 4494. Their name can be seen on this clip from Merton Memories:

clip from merton Memories photo Mit_​Work_​Industry_​8-1 copyright London Borough of Merton.

Renamed as B & D Clays and Chemicals Ltd., the company moved to Western Road in around 1983, according to a person on the Facebook Mitcham History group. This company currently trades from Willow Lane according to Companies House, which says the company incorporated in 1974.

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