Tag Archives: Seeley Road

Vectis Road

Road off west side of Streatham Road that connects to Jersey Road and is north of Links Road and south of Seeley Road.

Houses are numbered odd on the north side from 1 at the western end to 45 at the Streatham Road end and are numbered even on the south side from 2 to 66. The connecting road to Seeley Road is named Vectis Gardens.

News Articles


Isobel Elisabeth Charlotte Robinson, married woman of Hedgeley, Banister road, Southampton, claimed from Eva Sale, 43, Vectis road, Mitcham, corsetierre, the return of two pairs corsets, the property of the plaintiff, detained by defendant, or £6. Mr. C. E. Gravely was for the plaintiff. Plaintiff explained that the corsets did not fit her, and she sent them back to be altered and, although she had since paid for them by cheque (she produced the counterfoil) no receipt had been sent and the corsets had not been returned. His Honor gave judgment for the plaintiff for the sum of £8 to be reduced to 10s. if the corsets were returned within 14 days.

Croydon Guardian and Surrey County Gazette – Saturday 22 November 1913

Jersey Road

Road east of Ipswich Road and south of Seeley Road.

1933 OS map

1933 OS map

Occupants listed in the 1915 street directory:

From Links Road to Seeley Road
4, Alfred George NORRIS
6, Frank Ewart MASSEY
12, Victor PENNECARD

World War 1 Connections

From the Surrey Recruitment Registers:

F H NICHOLLS of 16 Jersey Road, aged 28 Years 9 Months, Compositor. Conscripted on 4 February 1917 to the 110th Training Reserve Batn.

From the Military Service Tribunals:

Mitcham & Tooting Mercury, 14th December, 1917
Mitcham Tribunal

Mr W. Chilcott, age 29 (C2), a paper traveller, of Jersey-road, Tooting Junction, said he had one child, and a happy event was expected shortly in the family. There was no one to look after the wife if he joined up. Applicant said he had left his late employers, and was now a lathe operator. He held an exemption certificate, made by his employers. He said he was passed for labour at home, and was willing to do that work if needed. He had been rejected previously. Applicant said he had noticed that some Tribunals had given men conditional exemption if they did work of national importance.

Three months’ exemption.

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