Tag Archives: 1981

Alkens Drawing Supplies Ltd

Draughtsman supplies shop, was at Monarch Parade, London Road.

c.1987 clip from Merton Memories, photo reference Mit_​8_​1-18

This receipt from 1981 shows the address as 73/75 Monarch Parade. London Road, Mitcham CR4 2JB, tel 01-640 5316.

Receipt dated 8th June, 1981.

The 1971 telephone directory showed the address as 189 London Road, telephone 01-640 0461.

Note that a company of the same name was incorporated in 2007 and dissolved in February 2019, and it is not known whether there was a connection with this business in Mitcham.

Eddown & Co.

Was at 190 London Road, Mitcham CR4 3LD, on the west side and north of junction with Bond Road. Motor parts, engineers tools and accessories shop.

As of January 2018 the building still displays the name Eddown but was sold in possibly 2013/4, with the owners moving to the south coast.

This Google StreetView from 2012 shows the shop with its For Sale sign.

A local motor dealer commented on the Mitcham History group on Facebook:

always a great service and nothing was ever too much trouble. No have to use another car parts company and fifty per cent of the time the parts are wrong

A receipt from 1981

Receipt from March 1981

Planning application 17/P3987 registered in November 2017 for

demolition of existing part one and part two storey building and development of two detached blocks comprising 9 residential units and 1 commercial unit


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