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W.A. Mitchell & Smith, Ltd.

Maple Terrace
Church Path

Synthetic Resin


Source:
Borough of Mitcham List of Factories,
Town Clerk’s Department,
July 1963.
Available at Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.
Reference L2 (670) MIT

From the Mitcham News & Mercury, March 27th 1936:

Fire at Messrs Mitchell & Smith, resin manufacturers at the ‘Ravenspring Works’, Western Road.

CAMWAL

CAMWAL name formed from

Chemists’
Aerated
Mineral
Water
Association
Ltd.

Originally Chemists’ Aerated and Mineral Waters Association Limited, of group of chemists established and incorporated in 1878. By 1895 had factories in London, Bristol, Harrogate and Mitcham. Acquired by Barclay Perkins and Company Limited 1954.

London Metropolitan Archives
ACC/2305/03
Camwal Limited, Gifford Street, Caledonian Road, London

18950322 New Factory1895 New Factory

18950322 Pure Mineral Waters

18950322 Table Waters

Merton Memories Photos

1911
Ravenspring building 1
Ravenspring building 2


From Grace’s Guide – 1914 Who’s Who in Business

CAMWAL, Ltd., Mineral Water Manufacturers, 112, Pembroke Street, Caledonian Road, London, N.; and at Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Harrogate, and Mitcham.
Hours of Business: Varying according to time of year.
Established in 1878 as the Chemists’ Aerated and Mineral Water Association, Ltd.
Reconstructed in 1900 under the name of Camwal, Ltd.
Directors: Hayward M. Davenport (Chairman), Horace Davenport , Harry Kemp, Frank A. Gould.
Secretary: H. T. Butler, F.C.I.S.
General Manager: F. G. Pixie.
Specialities: Dry Ginger Ale and Stone Ginger Beer. A special Natural Water.
Inventions: Syphon Holders and Drip Catchers.
Branches: Harrogate; Manchester; Birmingham; Bristol; Mitcham, Surrey.
Connection: United Kingdom.
Telephones: (London) No. 547 North; (Manchester) No. 3761 Central; (Birmingham) East 15; (Bristol) No. 212; (Harrogate) No. 243; (Mitcham) No. 1221 Wimbledon.
Telegraphic Addresses: ” Camwal,” London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Harrogate, or Mitcham.

Newspaper Articles

Daily Express, 26th November, 1900

— Camwal. Limited — the Chemists’ Aerated Mineral Waters Association, Limited—have issued a report to September 30, which is doleful reading when compared with the past history of this enterprise. The days when the old company used to pay 12 per cent. 20 per cent. seem to have quite disappeared for the moment. Expenses are high, and during the past year circumstances have been adverse in every way. But same comfort may be drawn from the fact that the reconstruction expenses have been cleared. As only £506 is being carried forward, it seems scarcely wise of the directors to distribute a dividend et the rate of 5 per cent per annum for the eight months.