Light industrial unit on north side of Eveline Road. Number 32 is shown as Engineering Works in this 1951 OS map. The building to the left is numbered 32A.
1951 OS map
Currently in 2018, 32A is used by Comedic Ltd, wholesale distributors of perfumes and cosmetics. The company’s registered address was changed in August 2012 to Unit B, 32a Eveline Road, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 3LE.
View of 32A. Photo taken June 2018
Note that the sign on the wall refers to ‘Central Police Station’.
Photo taken June 2018. “These premises are fully alarmed with a direct line to Central Police Station”
Previous uses of number 32, from planning applications:
1974 distribution of cassette tapes
1970 production of fibre glass display figures and mouldings
1966 production of models and window displays for retail shops
1963 printing and forming of maps
1955 manufacture of accounting machines, oil burners
In the 1963 Mitcham Borough List of Factories, the occupant of 32 was Alfred Wood & Sons (Mitcham), Ltd., engineers and tools. In the 1954 phone book, this company was listed as machinists at the Crown Engineering Works, Eveline Road.
Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.
LIVERPOOL MERCHANT’S STRANGE DEATH.
An inquest has been held Mitcham on the body the man found dead in the scullery of a house in Prospect Road. Mitcham, which he had taken under the name of Percy Lewis. A detective gave evidence to the effect that the deceased’s real name is Thomas Beecher Grime, and that he came from Liverpool. Intelligence has been received from Liverpool that he left there with £400 in notes on the 15th inst. Another witness said the deceased was visited separately by two young ladies, who stayed some time. Medical evidence showed death was caused by syncope. The inquest was adjourned till to day (Monday) to establish deceased’s identity.
The Press Association’s Liverpool correspondent telegraphs that Grime was a well-known Liverpool coal merchant, who left his office in Wavertree, Liverpool, on August 15, remarking that he would be back in a few minutes. Since then no trace of his movements had been found. He was a native of Darwen.
Source: Derry Journal – Monday 03 September 1906
from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)