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Kings Road

Originally called Queen’s Road. Name changed between and 1891 and 1900 to avoid confusion with the Queens Road near Phipps Bridge.

The 1891 directory describes Queen’s Road from Grove Road to Spencer’s Road:

EAST SIDE

1 George FOSTER
2 Charles WILSON
3 George HARRISON
4 Thomas TOMKINS
5 Mrs HUNTINGFORD
7 John HUSSEY
8 Stephen TILLEY
9 Levi WHITE, inspector of nuisances for Croydon rural sanitary authority
10 William ROPER

1910 OS map

1910 OS map

From Grove Road to Spencer Road, as described in the 1915 street directory:

EAST SIDE

John BAKER, builder
Mrs. Emma BAKER, grocer
1 Samuel FORD
2 Frederick WALLS
3 George HARRISON
4 William HARRISON
5 James FIELD
6 George William SWALLOW
7 H HAZEL
8 Thomas PRATT
9 Charles VOGEL
10 Leonard CRAIG
11 James DELL
12 Charles GREEN
13 William Henry WILSON
14 Josiah GOOZEE
17 Alfred BALL
18 David W TAPPING


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

Acacia Road

Originally called Firework Road, it ran from Grove Road to the firework factory of James Pain, in Eastfields.

1913 OS map

1913 OS map

2021 map from Open Streetmap

Occupants from the 1915 street directory:

from Grove Road

NORTH SIDE

1 Horace McBRIDE
2 J. JEFFERSON
3 Henry TODD
4 William CARTER
5 Edward ROGERS
6 James PROCTOR
7 Joseph J. STEVENS
8 William WARREN
9 Frderick Charles BAKER
10 William LUXFORD
11 Robert PHELAN
James Pain & Sons, fireworks manufacturers

World War 1 Connections
Private Albert Edward Cousens

Private Alfred Jakeman

News Articles

Reynolds’s Newspaper – Sunday 23 May 1937

WINNERS

The first prize in the Tracing Competition is awarded to Dorothy Gwendollne Skelton (13), 2, Mizen-cottages, Acacia-road. Mitcham, Surrey. Dorothy is not a Circleite, so she will receive a prize of 5s. instead of 10s. The second prize goes to Gordon Grant (8), 10, The Crossways, Stone Cross, near Pevensey, Sussex. Gordon Is a Circleite, so he will receive a prize of 5s., instead of 2s. 6d. The third prize has been won by Islwyn Bore (10), 25, Hope-street, Blaina, Mon. Islwyn also is a Circleite, so will receive a prize of 5s., instead of 2s. 6d.

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