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Belgrave Road

A road that currently is off of the north side of Phipps Bridge Road and runs north west alongside the recreation ground, ending at Rock Close. Before the Phipps Bridge Road was extended to Church Road as it is today, Belgrave Road continued south east into Belgrave Walk, ending at Century Road.

From the 1912 street directory:

from Queen’s Road to Belgrave Walk

EAST SIDE

2, Wilfred George SPOKES, grocer
34, John BAKER, grocer

WEST SIDE

1, Sidney COLEMAN, baker

…. here is Bath Road ….

3, Bath tavern, Alex. E. GREEN
5, Walter George WATSON, shopkeeper
7, Frank CHAMBERS, fried fish shop
9, Mrs Florence FRENCH, shopkeeper
11, Mrs R. STOPHER, butcher

…. here is Queen’s Road

13, Thomas George HILLIARD, greengrocer

Parish Church Mission Room

From the 1925 street directory:

BELGRAVE ROAD,
from Belgrade walk.
North-east side.

Elm cottages :

3, E. & F. RICHARDSON Ltd. varnish manufrs. (office)
2, Joseph HORNEGOLD
1, William BOWERS

…. here is Batsworth rd ..

2, Wilfred G. SPOKES, grocer
4, William George BLAKE
6, Charles FRANCIS, senior
8, Charles FRANCIS, junior
10, Alfred Herbert WALLS
12, Robert William SEALY
14, George CULLOP
16, Walter CONNER
18, George WELLER
20, Harry SPARROWHAWK
22, Robert A. BELL
24, Robert JARDINE
26, Charles HARRAWAY
28, Mrs CONWAY
30, James GOODSELL
32, Ernest COOK
34 & 36 Thomas Witherden , grocer
38, Mrs STOPHER

South-west side.

1, John Walter WITHERDEN, baker

…. here is Bath rd ….

3, Bath tavern, Edwin Lewin SANDERS
5, Mrs. Lucy TONGE, shpkpr
9, John FOSTER, shopkeeper
11, William STOPHER, butcher

…. here is Queen’s rd ….

13, Albert James HILLIARD, greengrocer

Parish Church Mission Room

William Stopher on left, butcher, and his son David on the right, 11 Belgrave Road

William Stopher on left, butcher, and his son David on the right, 11 Belgrave Road

David Stopher

David Stopher

Occupants in 1933

World War 1 Connections
Private Thomas Fisher

Private Albert Frank Stopher
Private Horace Frederick Stopher

From the Surrey Recruitment Registers:

J H BLAKE of 4 Belgrave Road, aged 18 Years, Labourer. Conscripted on 24 March 1917 to the 23rd Training Reserve Batn.

A O CRESWELL of 1 Benedict Terrace Belgrave Road, aged 24 Years 5 Months, Clerk. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 11 December 1915 to the East Surrey Regiment (10th Batn).

V H G FRENCH of 9 Belgrave Road, aged 19 Years 3 Months, Furniture Painting. Conscripted on 8 June 1917 to the East Surrey Regiment (3rd Batn).

R GREEN of 20 Belgrave Road, aged 36 Years, Carman. Conscripted on 19 March 1917 to the Middlesex Regiment (6th Batn).

R HILL of 2 Elm Cottages Belgrave Road, aged 37 Years, Gas Fitter. Conscripted on 6 December 1916 to the Royal Engineers.

A J HILLIARD of 13 Belgrave Road, aged 25 Years 4 Months, Greengrocer. Conscripted on 29 March 1917 to the Army Service Corps (k Coy).

D P E HILLIARD of 38 Belgrave Road, aged 23 Years, Labourer. Conscripted on 6 November 1917 to the Royal Flying Corps.

A HOOKINS of 1 Belgrave Road, aged 25 Years 2 Months, Packer. Conscripted on 1 May 1917 to the Middlesex Regiment (29th Batn 5th Lab).

S T INGHAM of 18 Belgrave Road, aged 19 Years 3 Months, Labourer. Volunteered on 1 November 1915 to the East Surrey Regiment.

H SPARROWHAWK of 20 Belgrave Road, aged 32 Years, Labourer. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 9 May 1916 to the Royal Engineers.

F STOPHER of 38 Belgrave Road, aged 19 Years 4 Months, Butcher. Conscripted on 1 January 1917 to the East Surrey Regiment (4th Batn).

W A STOPHER of 11 Belgrave Road, aged 33 Years 4 Months, Butcher. Conscripted on 23 April 1917 to the Army Veterinary Corps.

J STOPPER of 38 Belgrave Road, aged 23 Years 10 Months, Carman. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 12 December 1915 to the Middlesex Regiment (6th Batn).


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