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Methodist Church Upper Green East

The Methodist church at Upper Green East (south side), was destroyed by bombing in September 1940. It was not rebuilt.

1933 OS map shows the Methodist Church

A British Pathe newsreel, without commentary, is believed to show the bomb damage to the church. Shops and buildings across the road can be seen damaged by the blast as well.

1954 OS map shows the vacant plot where the church once was. It was later developed as Langdale Parade

The church was rebuilt on Cricket Green.

Chas. Sayers & Son (Mitcham) Ltd., 335 London Road

335 London Road

Builders, Joinery. Listed in the 1963 Borough of Mitcham List of Factories.

Established in 1889 according to this ad from 1963:

1963 ad

Text of ad:

BUILDING CONTRACTORS

CHARLES SAYERS
& SON LTD.

ESTABLISHED 1889

HOUSEHOLD MAINTENANCE
AND REPAIRS

335 LONDON ROAD, MITCHAM, SURREY
Telephone : MITCHAM 4015/6

This photo from 1910 is of The Broadway, looking north, and part of the name C. SAYERS can be seen on the gate on the right. Next door is the post office (the third of Mitcham’s post offices).

1910 clip from Merton Memories photo reference Mit_Streets_Lon_38-24

Newspaper Articles

Norwood News – Friday 12 March 1937

MRS. C. SAYERS

The funeral took place on Monday at Mitcham New Cemetery. London-road. of Mrs. Harriett Maria Sayers,(aged 76), who passed away on the previous Thursday at 153 Wandle-road, Morden. She was the wife of Mr. Charles Sayers, the well-known building contractor, London-road, Mitcham, and had been in failing health for some time.

The funeral was preceded by a short service at the Methodist Church, Lower Green, with which the family have been associated for many years.

Mrs. Sayers leaves a husband, one son and one daughter to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother.

Mr. Donald S. Drewett, Upper Green, Mitcham, was the funeral director.