Tag Archives: Gladstone Road

1888 Sleeping on a Manure Heap

Sleeping on a Manure Heap.

— At the Croydon County Petty Sessions Monday, before Sir T. Edridge (in the chair) and Mr. J. Cooper, jun., Henry Theobald (13) and John Theobald (12), two brothers, of Gladstone-road, Mitcham, were brought up in custody charged with being found sleeping on a manure heap Sunday morning at 2.15, at Grove-road, Common Fields, Mitcham.

— Prisoners pleaded guilty.

— P.-c. 48 WR said he heard a noise at 2.15 on Sunday morning in Grove-road. He went to a manure heap and there found the two prisoners. He asked them why they did not go home, and they said they didn’t know. In reply to witness’s question, they said their father did not beat them or drive them away. The younger prisoner said their parents gave him some halfpence to buy water cresses, and they took the money home again. Witness took them to the station and charged them. The father refused to bail them out.

— Mr. Theobald said had great trouble with the boys. His wife had been an invalid for two years, and the boys stayed out night after night and would do no work at home.

— Sir Thomas remanded the boys until Saturday, and liberated them from custody on their promising to stop at home, have their meals there, sleep there, and return with their parents to the Court on Saturday.

Source: Croydon Advertiser and East Surrey Reporter – Saturday 27 October 1888 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)

Gladstone Road

Road that was off the north side of Western Road, opposite Field Gate Lane. It linked to the north west end of Sibthorp Road, and was parallel to, and west of, Fountain Road. The Sadler Close housing estate was built over it, the name being kept for one of the blocks, Gladstone House.

1953 OS map

The Mission Hall seen in the map of 1953 was opened in 1939, see Merton Memories.

The Gladstone Road Youth Club met at the Mission Hall.

GLADSTONE ROAD YOUTH CLUB

This Club meets on Saturday evening during the winter from 7.30-9.30 p.m. and is for young people of both sexes from 13 3/4 years of age. Activities include table games, billiards, table tennis, etc., and every third Saturday country dancing is held. There is also a room where young people may sit and read, and a canteen which is run by two of the Club members. Club prayers are held at the close of the evening. Information can be obtained from Mr. Mac-William or Sister Dorothy at the Mission, Gladstone Road.

From the Mitcham Youth Handbook of 1949.


From Croydon Rural District Authority Minutes, JM Pitt applied to build four houses in the road :

21/10/1897:
– Mr JM Pitt of Mitcham to erect four houses Gladstone Road, Mitcham

Occupants from Directories

1925

Gladstone road, from Western road to Sibthorp road.

NORTH SIDE

13, Herbert J. PARLING
15, George SHEPPARD
17, Richard Francis SMITH
19, William NIGHTINGALE
21, Ernest William HARRIS
23, Daniel DIVES
25, John Robert SHEPPARD
27, Mrs COLLINS
29, Thomas George NIGHTINGALE
31, Frederick HARRIS

53, Frederick STANLEY
55, Arthur ANGLISS

SOUTH SIDE

42, John McRAE
40, Arthur Vinvent COOPER
38, Walter John FOSTER
36, Edward George HOWE
34, Walter D. HARRIS
32, William ATKINS
30, George BATTERS
28, Thomas HYDER
26, Mrs SKELTON
26A, Mrs ELLIOTT
The Cottage, Herbert GREEN
Salvation Army Mission Room
7, Robert ROSIER
Gladstone villa, John SUDDS, coal dealer

1904 to 1905

Gladstone road, from Western road to Sibthorp road.

NORTH-WEST SIDE

13, Ernest HARRIS
15, George SHEPPARD
17, Robert KILBEY
19, William NIGHTINGALE
21, Francis Jesse PARLING
23, John HUMPHREYS
25, Arthur Edward GRAY
27, William CLARK
29, George BRYANT
31, John Thomas NIGHTINGALE

53, Walter GEORGE
55, Charles OSBORNE

SOUTH-EAST SIDE

Salvation Army Barracks

1896
From Western Road to Sibthorp Road

NORTH WEST SIDE

Cromwell Terrace:

1, Joseph WHITEMAN
2, George SHEPPARD
3, George TOPLIFFE
4, Alfred GRAY
5, William MAYES
6, John HUMPHREYS
7, Edward Gray ARTHUR
8, John PILLINGER
9, George CRESSWELL
10, John Thomas NIGHTINGALE

5, Edmund BALL (coal dealer)

SOUTH EAST SIDE
Salvation Army Barracks

1894 OS map

There is no road shown on the 1866 OS map.


World War 1 Connections
Private William Richard Angliss

Private Henry James Collins

Private Harry George Sheppard


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