Tag Archives: 1952

Hammond Avenue

Road off east side of Acacia Avenue, opposite the St Marks Academy (formerly Eastfields High) school. It was built by New Ideal Homesteads Ltd. whose brochure said that their Dudley Park Estate, was in Fireworks Lane adjoining Tamworth Lane, near the Pains Fireworks factory.

Fireworks Lane, or Firework Road as shown on maps, was renamed Acacia Avenue.

1933 OS map

1952 OS map

From the brochure of New Ideal Homesteads Ltd. The Type SE bungalow.

In this video I read from the sales brochure and, using an inflation calulator, determine that the sale price of £650 for the Type SE bungalow, is equivalent to around £50,000 in 2021.


Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

H.E. Robinson, dairyman

Dairyman that had a shop in The Broadway, London Road, Mitcham.

1937 ad

Text of ad:

ROBINSON S MILK
RICHEST IN CREAM

Licensed to supply Certified and
Grade “A” Milk

Daily arrivals of Fresh Butter, Cream and
English New Laid Eggs
Agent for LYON’S Cakes and Pastries.

H. E. ROBINSON DAIRYMAN
BROADWAY DAIRY, LONDON RD. MITCHAM

A Private Firm under Personal Supervision
Telephone MITcham 2446

A clip from a 1912 postcard shows ‘.E. Robinson’ on the left with the White Hart on the right.

1912 postcard

This shows what is very likely to be H.E. Robison at what is now 354 London Road, as shown in this ad from 1952:

1952 ad

1954 OS map


Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.