Tag Archives: London Road

Worlds Stores, The Parade

Shop that was at no. 3 The Parade, which was renumbered as 229 London Road, Mitcham.

1915 ad

from Norwood News – Friday 10 February 1922

Norwood News – 9 September 1929

1935 ad for Barley that shows the Worlds Stores as one of its stockists/ From Norwood News – Friday 12 July 1935

Norwood News – Friday 21 October 1932
Stores listed in this ad:

MITCHAM AND DISTRICT.

Brewer, G. A., 110 London Road.
Kiddell. J., 12 Upper Green East.
Millachip, F., 397 London Road.
South Suburban Co-operative Society Ltd., Fair Green.
Stevenson and Rush Ltd., 325/7 London Road.
World’s Stores, Ltd., 229 London Road.
Harry Cusden Ltd., 209 Manor Road.
Harry Cusden Ltd., 77 Sherwood Pork Road.
Parker, W., 55 Manor Road.

EXPERIENCED cashier-book-keeper required.

—Apply Worlds Stores. 229, London-rd., Mitcham. References required.

Newspaper Articles
Norwood News – Friday 05 August 1932

MITCHAM MEN SENT FOR TRIAL

The three men arrested after two policemen had used their truncheons were all before the Croydon County Bench again on Friday. They were Henry Summers (23), labourer, Fortescue-road, Mitcham; Frederick John Stewart (23), labourer. Bvgrove-road, Mitcham: and Frederick Charles Bannister (22), motor driver, Bygrove-road. There was no further evidence on the charge of breaking into the World’s Stores, London-road, Mitcham. Bannister was further charged with two housebreaking, at North Cheam. Finger-print specialists alleged that the marks on a piece of glass in one case and on a glass finger bowl in the other, corresponded with Bannister’s fingerprints as taken at Brixton Prison after arrest. Still another charge against Bannister was of breaking into a shop at Abbey-parade, High-street, Merton, on November 11 last and stealing cash and tobacco goods, valued altogether at £9 10s., the property of Mr. A. J. Bromley. Prosecutor said that on arriving at his shop at nine on November 12 he found everything in disorder. The gas-meter cash-box had been rifled. Entry had been made by smashing the glass panel of the scullery door and of an inner door. The men were all committed to the London Sessions, on bail.

H.E. Robinson, dairyman

Dairyman that had a shop in The Broadway, London Road, Mitcham.

1937 ad

Text of ad:

ROBINSON S MILK
RICHEST IN CREAM

Licensed to supply Certified and
Grade “A” Milk

Daily arrivals of Fresh Butter, Cream and
English New Laid Eggs
Agent for LYON’S Cakes and Pastries.

H. E. ROBINSON DAIRYMAN
BROADWAY DAIRY, LONDON RD. MITCHAM

A Private Firm under Personal Supervision
Telephone MITcham 2446

A clip from a 1912 postcard shows ‘.E. Robinson’ on the left with the White Hart on the right.

1912 postcard

This shows what is very likely to be H.E. Robison at what is now 354 London Road, as shown in this ad from 1952:

1952 ad

1954 OS map


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