Category Archives: Shops

Stevenson & Rush, grocers, 327 London Road

From the 1954 telephone directory, Stevenson & Rush Ltd., grocers, wine merchants, was at 327 London Road, telephone no. MITcham 0818. They also had 17 other branches in the area of Kingston, Croydon and Leatherhead.

Jan 1948 ad from parish church magazine

The shop was remembered by a user of the Facebook group Mitcham History, who said:

When I think of shops in Mitcham, I remember the names of Harpers sweet shop on the corner of Bramcote Ave and Stevenson & Rush in London Road. Harpers I remember waiting with a bowl to collect the ice cream during rationing and Stevenson & Rush for the smell of ground coffee.

Listed in the 1930 commercial directory as

Stevenson & Rush Ltd. grocers, 325 & 327 London rd. T N 0818

This address was part of The Broadway, subsequently demolished when the London Road was widened.

E.A. Mallen, stationers, 386 London Road

Possibly moved to 386 London Road in 1964/5, from across the road at 323 London Road.

1965 ad

Text of ad:

Mitcham’s Oldest
Stationers

COMMERCIAL & RETAIL

E. A. MALLEN & SON
(STATIONERS)

OFFICE FURNITURE, SUPPLIES AND
SUNDRIES
PROMPT DELIVERY
TYPEWRITERS
NEWSAGENT

386 LONDON RD, MITCHAM, SURREY

Telephone: MITcham 0231 -2

Listed in the 1971 phone book as

Mallen E.A. & Son, office suppliers, 386 London Road, Mitcham, telephone 01-648 0231

Anne Cedar, Fair Green

This 1963 ad says that the shop was next to the new post office, i.e. Langdale Parade.

1963 ad

Text of ad:

IT WILL PAY YOU TO VISIT
ANNE CEDAR
Exclusive lingerie & Corsetry

Fair Green, Mitcham
(by the 64, 118, 220 bus stop)

Corsetry and stockings by Knitwear by
Playtex Wolsey
Pretty Polly Jaegar
Tandra Morley
Aertex Toplet
Lovable Donbros
Lux Lux Jane Eyre
Proper Pride Bairnswear
Flexees Mexwell
Gossard Slix

Chilpruf

Gorray skirts

Slimmer slacks

Next to the new post office

Engineers Stores & Equipment Ltd., 34 Monarch Parade

1974

1962 ad

Text of ad:

IF A JOB IS WORTH DOING
ITS WORTH DOING WELL

Good tools will help you to do this, we are
stockists of all branded makes
for
The Craftsman and Handyman
Mitcham’s leading Tool Merchants

ENGINEERS STORES
& EQUIPMENT LTD.
34 MONARCH PARADE
LONDON ROAD
MITCHAM

Telephone : MITcham 3842

Mitchell, Rush and Co., 235 London Road

1962 ad

Text of ad:

MITCHELL, RUSH & CO.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEEERS & CONTRACTORS

Office & Showroom

235 LONDON ROAD, MITCHAM,
SURREY.
TEL. MIT 4754

HEATING & LIGHTING INSTALLATIONS

ALL ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES
EVERY KNOWN MAKE REPAIRED
EVERYTHING FOR THE HANDYMAN
ELECTRICIAN

In 1989, this address was the Electrical Domestic Appliance Centre.