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1935: King George V Silver Jubilee Celebrations

George V came to the throne on 6th May 1910, and his coronation was the following year, on 22nd June 1911. Below are clips from the local newspapers of celebrating 25 years on the throne in 1935.

Norwood News – Friday 03 May 1935
Image © Reach PLC. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

From the Mitcham News & Mercury
19th May 1935


MITCHAM’S PROCESSION. – Mitcham celebrated the Jubilee with a big carnival procession from the Town Hall to a mammoth sports meeting at Lavender-avenue.




IN THANKSGIVING. – Mitcham’s sports were preceded by a short service. In the picture are: Back row (left to right) Lady Worsfold, Sir Cato Worsfold, Mr. F.H. Priest, Lady Meller, Sir Richard Meller, M.P., Rev. C. Aubrey Finch (vicar of Mitcham), Mr. J.C. Crump (sports carnival organiser), the Mayor of Mitcham (Ald. J. Fitch), Coun. Davies, Ald. C. Woods, and Mr. W.D. Willinson; front row, Rev. E.J. Baker (on left), and Rev. W.K. Roberts (extreme right).


Steers Mead Children’s Party

Worlds Stores, The Parade

Shop that was at no. 3 The Parade, which was renumbered as 229 London Road, Mitcham.

1915 ad

from Norwood News – Friday 10 February 1922

Norwood News – 9 September 1929

1935 ad for Barley that shows the Worlds Stores as one of its stockists/ From Norwood News – Friday 12 July 1935

Norwood News – Friday 21 October 1932
Stores listed in this ad:


Brewer, G. A., 110 London Road.
Kiddell. J., 12 Upper Green East.
Millachip, F., 397 London Road.
South Suburban Co-operative Society Ltd., Fair Green.
Stevenson and Rush Ltd., 325/7 London Road.
World’s Stores, Ltd., 229 London Road.
Harry Cusden Ltd., 209 Manor Road.
Harry Cusden Ltd., 77 Sherwood Pork Road.
Parker, W., 55 Manor Road.

EXPERIENCED cashier-book-keeper required.

—Apply Worlds Stores. 229, London-rd., Mitcham. References required.

Newspaper Articles
Norwood News – Friday 05 August 1932


The three men arrested after two policemen had used their truncheons were all before the Croydon County Bench again on Friday. They were Henry Summers (23), labourer, Fortescue-road, Mitcham; Frederick John Stewart (23), labourer. Bvgrove-road, Mitcham: and Frederick Charles Bannister (22), motor driver, Bygrove-road. There was no further evidence on the charge of breaking into the World’s Stores, London-road, Mitcham. Bannister was further charged with two housebreaking, at North Cheam. Finger-print specialists alleged that the marks on a piece of glass in one case and on a glass finger bowl in the other, corresponded with Bannister’s fingerprints as taken at Brixton Prison after arrest. Still another charge against Bannister was of breaking into a shop at Abbey-parade, High-street, Merton, on November 11 last and stealing cash and tobacco goods, valued altogether at £9 10s., the property of Mr. A. J. Bromley. Prosecutor said that on arriving at his shop at nine on November 12 he found everything in disorder. The gas-meter cash-box had been rifled. Entry had been made by smashing the glass panel of the scullery door and of an inner door. The men were all committed to the London Sessions, on bail.