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415 London Road

A block of 3 shops with flats above numbered 415a, 415b and 415c on the east side of the London Road, south of Tramway Path, near Mitcham tramstop.

1954 OS map

From the 1938 commercial directory:

415a, William HATCH, cycle dealer
415b, W. J. HARRIS, grocer
415c, Ernest JONES, confectioner

In 1959: 415b was grocer Gaybell’s, and in 1961 it was Berry’s.

In the 1967 Chamber of Commerce handbook, John & George CAIN Ltd., butchers, was listed as 415 London Road, tel: MIT 1714.

In the 1969 Chamber of Commerce handbook, John & George CAIN Ltd., butchers, was listed as 415 London Road, tel: 01-604 0544.

In the 1976 Chamber of Commerce handbook, John & George CAIN Ltd., butchers, was listed as 415 London Road, tel: 01-648 1714.

In the 1971 phone book:

Robert Brooker, greengrocer, 415a London Road, telephone 01-648 5237
Cain Brothers, butchers, 415 London Road, telephone 01-648 1714

415c changed from a hairdressers to a tattoo parlour in 2017 according to planning application 17/P0585


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

E. Birch & Sons, butchers

Ad from September 1914


Text of ad:

Messrs. E. BIRCH & SONS,

Pork and Beef Butchers.

New Premises: CENTRAL MARKET, LONDON RD, MITCHAM.

It will pay YOU to give us a call. All goods of our own manufacture from
ENGLISH material. Note the HOME KILLED PORK of Finest Quality.

E. BIRCH & Sons,

36-38, Church Road and 1, London Road. Mitcham. 133, High
Street, Merton; Beddington Corner.

Phones: 817 Mitcham; 1283 Wimbledon.

1953 OS map

In the 1930 commercial directory, E Birch & Sons was listed at 36 & 38 Church Road and also 274 London Road.

In the 1952 chamber of commerce list, shown as S.E. Birch, 36 Church Road.

Listed in the 1954 telephone directory as E. Birch & Sons, 36 Church Road, phone number MITcham 0817.

A photo from the London Metropolitan archives of 1967 shows 36 Church Road still as family butchers, with the name F. Johnson.

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