Tag Archives: 1936

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:

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


Gorray skirts

Slimmer slacks

Next to the new post office

Alfred Ernest Gardner & Son, House Furnishers, 23-25 Commonside West

Furniture dealer that was at 23-25 Commonside West, near the Windmill pub.

1934 ad which states that the firm was established in 1845

In the 1896 directory, Thomas Gardner is listed as furniture dealer & shopkeeper, Common Side west.

1936 clip from Tom Francis photo of Albert Ernest Gardner’s furniture stores, from Merton Memories phot reference Mit_​2_​10-11 copyright London Borough of Merton.

In the 1912 directory, Alfd. E. Gardner, Common side west, is listed as a manager of the Zion Congregational School. In the 1938 commercial directory the address is given as 25 Commonside West.