Newsagent and stationer who had a shop from around 1914 at number 5 the Broadway,
which was later renumbered as 323 London Road, as shown in this ad from the 1934 Official Guide to Mitcham:
Text of ad:
The Mitcham Circulating Library
Also SUBSCRIPTION LIBRARY
in connection with
MESSRS. W. H. SMITH & SON
2d. Volume – – No Deposit.
C. E. SPENCE
ARTISTIC PRINTER :: STATIONER
BOOKSELLER AND NEWSAGENT
BOOKBINDER :: PICTURE FRAMER
FANCY NEEDLEWORK :: TOYS
(Agent for Pullar’s Dye Works).
323 London Road, LOWER MITCHAM
In the 1913 directory, the newsagent is listed as John James KENYON. In the 1915 directory it is C.E. SPENCE.
In the 1939 register, Charles Edward SPENCE, stationer newsagent, born 1872, lived at 323 London Road with his wife Fanny E.M.B. SPENCE.
He died in 1941 and left £590 4s. to his widow Fanny Emma Mary Broadridge SPENCE.