Tag Archives: 2018

Skipper’s Fish and Chips

Fish and Chip take away and restaurant at 10 Upper Green West.

Photo taken 13th September 2018

Ad from April 1996 issue of the Merton Messenger:

April 1996

OAP Special Prices on Fish and Chips from £1.85, take-away and £2.30 for a sit down meal, throughout the week period. Fresh fish delivered daily from the famous Billingsgate Market.

Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

So, when you’re feeling hungry you know there is somewhere nearby which is open all day long. Skipper’s is the only fish and chip restaurant that offers a sit-down service, right in the middle of Mitcham town centre.


Spend over £5 and receive a free bottle of Lemonade or a free bottle of condiment vinegar, this offer only applies to take away service, subject to availability. Open throughout lunch.

10 Upper Green West
Mitcham, Surrey
0181 640 8929

Lower Green West Trees and the Mitcham Rake

The trees seen on the left in this photo are much smaller than the rest. Photo taken May, 2019

The three trees at the westernmost end of the green of Lower Green West were planted after the Storm of 1987 had felled the original trees.

The London Box Sash company, situated opposite the old fire station, helped clear the fallen trees using their own saws and other equipment. They didn’t charge the council for this service, instead it was agreed between the two that all the wood salvaged from the fallen trees could be used by the company. Some of this wood ended up as Mitcham Rakes.

A ‘Mitcham Rake’ made by the London Box Sash Company. Photo taken at their premises August 2018.