Dairyman that had a shop in The Broadway, London Road, Mitcham.
Text of ad:
ROBINSON S MILK
RICHEST IN CREAM
Licensed to supply Certified and
Grade “A” Milk
Daily arrivals of Fresh Butter, Cream and
English New Laid Eggs
Agent for LYON’S Cakes and Pastries.
H. E. ROBINSON DAIRYMAN
BROADWAY DAIRY, LONDON RD. MITCHAM
A Private Firm under Personal Supervision
Telephone MITcham 2446
A clip from a 1912 postcard shows ‘.E. Robinson’ on the left with the White Hart on the right.
This shows what is very likely to be H.E. Robison at what is now 354 London Road, as shown in this ad from 1952:
1954 OS map
Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.
From the 1954 telephone directory, Stevenson & Rush Ltd., grocers, wine merchants, was at 327 London Road, telephone no. MITcham 0818. They also had 17 other branches in the area of Kingston, Croydon and Leatherhead.
Jan 1948 ad from parish church magazine
The shop was remembered by a user of the Facebook group Mitcham History, who said:
When I think of shops in Mitcham, I remember the names of Harpers sweet shop on the corner of Bramcote Ave and Stevenson & Rush in London Road. Harpers I remember waiting with a bowl to collect the ice cream during rationing and Stevenson & Rush for the smell of ground coffee.
Listed in the 1930 commercial directory as
Stevenson & Rush Ltd. grocers, 325 & 327 London rd. T N 0818
This address was part of The Broadway, subsequently demolished when the London Road was widened.