Tag Archives: 1969

Universal Tractors Ltd.


Universal Tractors Ltd., of Mitcham, are to market the Rumanian Universal UTB line of tractors in the UK. Although Universal manufacture a line of five tractors from 45 to 73 hp, to start with only the U651, the 73 hp SAE four-wheel drive model, is being offered in this country at a price of £1,320. At a price claimed to be £700 cheaper than its nearest competitor on the market, Universal say that it offers remarkable value to the British farmer looking for a larger tractor.

Full details from Universal Tractors Ltd., 323 London Road, Mitcham, Surrey.

Source: Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 01 November 1969 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)

Mitcham (Cricket Green) Conservation Area

From the minutes of the
Town Planning and Development Committee
26th June 1969

428. Civic Amenities Act 1967

— Mitcham (The Cricket Green) Conservation Area — (Minute No. 2086/2/69)

— The Borough Surveyor explained that, following consultations in accordance with section 1(3) of the Civic Amenities Act, 1967, the Greater London Council had suggested that the proposed “Mitcham (The Cricket Green) Conservation Area” should be extended to include “Three Kings Piece” and properties fronting on to it in Commonside East and Commonside West together with “East Lodge” which was a small house at the northern end of Mitcham Park.

He reported that he was in agreement with the suggestion; submitted a revised plan No. DP/363/69 showing the area extended as suggested; and stated that, if the extension were agreed, further consultations with the Greater London Council would be unnecessary.

Recommended — That the Cricket Green Area of Mitcham as shown On plan No. DP/363/69 be designated as a Conservation Area and the necessary notices be given in accordance with section 1(4) of the Civic Amenities Act, 1967.

Source: Minutes of Proceedings of the Council and committees, London Borough of Merton, Volume 6 1969-70, page 303

Minutes of meetings held by the London Borough of Merton are available on request from the Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.