360/364 London Road
Car sales and repair business that was the on west side of London Road, south of the White Hart pub and on the north side of the corner with Broadway Gardens.
Being a Austin Rover dealer they did a repair on my Rover 3.5 in 1984:
13th November 1984 invoice for repairs to a Rover 3.5
89th February 1985 receipt
The garage also rented cars:
part of rental agreement dated 17th May 1985
Clip from Merton Memories photo, copyright London Borough of Merton.
The site was used by KwikFit for a number of years, as seen in this 2008 Google StreetView:
These aerial views are from Bing:
The site was bought by a property developer who wanted to build a block of flats. With the KwikFit signage removed, parts of the original words used by Allen Bros could be seen.
September 2014. Allen Bros (Mitcham) can just be seen revealed after KwikFit signage was removed.
Demolition began in early December 2016.
13th December 2016
Photo taken on 2nd January 2017
From 1953 Who’s Who in the Motor Industry digitised by Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History:
Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists.
360, London Road, Mitcham, Surrey.
Lt. Col. F.E. Manning O.B.E.
Merton Memories Photos
Mr. F.E.Manning, with his son in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run in 1957
Vintage car outside Allen Bros. Garage
Advertised as the Broadway Garage in 1937:
1961 advert from Norwood News, via the British Newspaper Archive