Tag Archives: 1936

The Ship and The Swan

In a conversation I had with my father in 2014, he told me about the Ship pub and the bakery behind the delicatessen where he bought pies in 1936.

Car spares shop Eddown & Co., referred to as Eddowns, occupied the site of that delicatessen, and was the last part of what was called Smith’s Terrace still standing for as long as I could remember. It was demolished at the time of making this video in April 2021, and so I have used screenshots from Google StreetView.

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