These photos are from a relative’s album. Her father, Bert Hitchman, worked for the Parks Department and was one of those that planted these displays. The photos were taken by Norman Pound, one of the gardeners who worked with Bert.
Mitcham Borough 1934 – 1959
1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
Baden-Powell Centenary 1857 – 1957
East Surrey Regiment (date unknown)
Coat of Arms for Mitcham Borough : “Mitcham Feast Gestandep” (“Mitcham Stands Fast”)
Hear her talk about her dad in this video:
Business estate on east side of Church Road, postcode is CR4 3TD.
Four of the office buildings are named after Mitcham cricketers. Links are to the Mitcham Cricket Club website.
Enquiries re units at the estate to IPIF.
Photos of Mitcham cricketers courtesy of the Mitcham Cricket Club.