Author Archives: Wade

Skipper’s Fish and Chips

Fish and Chip take away and restaurant at 10 Upper Green West.

Photo taken 13th September 2018

Ad from April 1996 issue of the Merton Messenger:

April 1996

OAP Special Prices on Fish and Chips from £1.85, take-away and £2.30 for a sit down meal, throughout the week period. Fresh fish delivered daily from the famous Billingsgate Market.

Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

So, when you’re feeling hungry you know there is somewhere nearby which is open all day long. Skipper’s is the only fish and chip restaurant that offers a sit-down service, right in the middle of Mitcham town centre.


Spend over £5 and receive a free bottle of Lemonade or a free bottle of condiment vinegar, this offer only applies to take away service, subject to availability. Open throughout lunch.

10 Upper Green West
Mitcham, Surrey
0181 640 8929

Surrey Iron Railway Sleeper Stones

What remains of the horse-drawn Surrey Iron Railway that passed through Mitcham?

The Wandle Industrial Museum have a couple of rails and sleeper stones. The largest collection of sleeper stones was used by Youngs Brewery in Wandsworth, as part of a wall. The brewery closed and the site sold off in 2006. The stones remain in possession of the property developer.

The museum’s video gives the history of the railway:

My video includes photos of the pile of stones at the former brewery site. Their fate is unknown.

Wikipedia entry on the Surrey Iron Railway