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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


1 Horace McBRIDE
3 Henry TODD
4 William CARTER
5 Edward ROGERS
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


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.