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Lower Green West Trees and the Mitcham Rake

The trees seen on the left in this photo are much smaller than the rest. Photo taken May, 2019

The three trees at the westernmost end of the green of Lower Green West were planted after the Storm of 1987 had felled the original trees.

The London Box Sash company, situated opposite the old fire station, helped clear the fallen trees using their own saws and other equipment. They didn’t charge the council for this service, instead it was agreed between the two that all the wood salvaged from the fallen trees could be used by the company. Some of this wood ended up as Mitcham Rakes.

A ‘Mitcham Rake’ made by the London Box Sash Company. Photo taken at their premises August 2018.

Mitcham Vase Trial

Mentioned in the Norwood News – Friday 25 September 1936

Motor Cyclists To Go To Seaside

Streatham and District Motor Cycling Club members on Sunday held a run to observe the Mitcham Vase Trial, in which sixteen members were riding. More than fifty took tea at the Crown, Ewhurst.

Next week-end there will be a farewell trip to the sea for both a night run and a camping run have been booked for that date. The destination for both these parties is Swanage, and the campers will leave the clubroom at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday. The all-night party leave the clubroom at the Cricketers Garage, opposite Mitcham Fire Station, at midnight. Club nights are held every Wednesday and Saturday.