Tag Archives: 1964

H.J. Chapman, 237 London Road

Newsagents that was at 237 London Road, opposite Raleigh Gardens. In 1989 this shop was Binneet, also a newsagent, which can just be seen on the right of a photo from Merton Memories. In 2019 it is a newsagent called Shreeji News.

1955 ad

Text of ad:

Telephone: MITcham 4709

H.J. CHAPMAN

Confectioner
Stationer – Tobacconist

GREETINGS CARDS
FOR ALL OCCASIONS

237 LONDON RD., MITCHAM

In this 1962 ad, it is called James Chapman:

1962 ad

Text of ad:

JAMES CHAPMAN

MITCHAM’S LEADING STATIONERS
GREETINGS CARDS
for all OCCASIONS

OFFICES & FACTORIES SUPPLIED

CONFECTIONERS

TOBACCONIST

237 LONDON ROAD, MITCHAM
Telephone : MITcham 4709

In a similar 1963 ad, the name has changed to V.P. Major & Co., and
in a similar 1964 ad the shop has changed its name to Mitcham Cards (late Chapman’s) with the proprietor R. Gordon.

Robert Linthorn Parker

From the 1939 Register, Robert L. Parker was living at 45 St. James Road. He was born on 14th October 1895 and was a Furniture Warehouseman. He lived with his wife Helen, born 16th December 1894, and their son Robert E., born 15th April 1920, a turner in an engineering factory. In the 1964 and 1965 electoral registers Robert and Helen are still at this address.

His granddaughter said in October 2019 that he served in WW2 and lived in St James Road.

However while there aren’t any records online for Robert Linthorn Parker, there are some for Robert Parker and R.L. Parker, but at present it is not possible to see which of these he is.

He died in the first quarter of 1981, and the registration district was Wandsworth.