Tag Archives: 1952

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.

G. Davis, greengrocers (“Blowers”)

Greengrocers, George DAVIS & Sons, that was at 1a and 41 Upper Green East, also known as “Blowers”. On Sundays, in season, they sold seafood.

1952 ad

Text of ad:

HIGH CLASS
FRUITERERS & GREENGROCERS

EST. OVER 50 YEARS

G. DAVIS & SONS,
(Davis Fruiterers Ltd.)

Better known as “BLOWERS”

41 and 1a Upper Green East, Mitcham

Winkles, shrimps, etc.
On Sundays Only
(When in Season)

Phone:
MIT. 2189

1973 ad

The last day of trading was 4th March 1978, according to Merton Memories, and shown in this clip:

clip from Merton Memories, reference Mit_Work_Industry_41-1

Listed in the 1902 directory as George W. Davis, fruiterer, and in the 1904 street directory, as described as heading east:

Mrs TURNER, baker
Henry SEARLE, furniture dealer
William LAWRENCE, dining room

…… here are Watts cots ……

George DAVIS, greengrocer

and in the 1930 commercial directory as George W. Davis & Son, greengrocers, and in the 1954 telephone directory as Davis Fruiterers Ltd, 41 Upper Green East, MIT 2189


The shop at 41 Upper Green East is, in 2020, used by Magrath Locksmiths, who possibly moved there in 1992.