Tag Archives: London Road

Floral displays at Tamworth Farm Recreation Ground

These photos are from a relative’s album. Her father, Bert Hitchman, worked for the Parks Department and was one of those that planted these displays. The photos were taken by Norman Pound, one of the gardeners who worked with Bert.

Mitcham Borough 1934 – 1959

1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Baden-Powell Centenary 1857 – 1957

East Surrey Regiment (date unknown)

Coat of Arms for Mitcham Borough : “Mitcham Feast Gestandep” (“Mitcham Stands Fast”)

1956 Olympics

Hear her talk about her dad in this video:

278 London Road

Shop that was occupied by John Baptiste Rompel when it was numbered 3 Central Market up to around 1925, when the London Road was renumbered. Rompel was listed in the 1930, but not the 1938 commercial directory.

In the 1971 phone directory it was occupied by In-A-Day Cleaners.
In 1989 it was T. Hennessey, butchers and in 2022 it is also occupied by a butchers, named S & Z.