This 1963 ad says that the shop was next to the new post office, i.e. Langdale Parade.
Text of ad:
IT WILL PAY YOU TO VISIT
Exclusive lingerie & Corsetry
Fair Green, Mitcham
(by the 64, 118, 220 bus stop)
|Corsetry and stockings by
Next to the new post office
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.