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1932 : Narrow escapes in fire

From the Norwood News – Friday 19 February 1932 via the British Newspaper Archives.


NARROW ESCAPES IN FIRE
Outbreak At Tooting Junction
A LEAP FOR LIFE

Nine persons had narrow escapes when an upstairs flat in Tynemouth-road, Tooting Junction, caught fire at three o’clock on Sunday morning.

There are two self-contained flats in the building the ground floor being occupied by Mrs. A. Patterson and her daughter. The top flat is tenanted by Mr. and Mrs. A. Jobson and their family of five children. When the outbreak was discovered, Mr. Jobson woke his family, and actually carried his young children to safety. All were in their night attire, but were able to dress.

Mrs. and Miss Patterson were roused and quickly escaped.

A SPRAINED ANKLE.

Mr. Jobson returned to his flat after giving the alarm and making sure that everybody was safe but the flames had spread so rapidly from the moment of alarm that his approach to the staircase was cut off, and he had to jump from a first floor window into the garden below. This is a distance of 15 feet, and he slightly sprained his ankle by the jump.

Mitcham Fire Brigade were summoned by the Tooting Junction fire alarm, and Chief Officer A. E. Wells and five men, with engine and tender, arrived in quick time. Water was obtained from a hydrant in the road. The flames at that time were breaking through the roof. Once the brigade got their hose at work, the outbreak was speedily extinguished, but not before the top front room, used as a sittingroom, and a small box room, with the entire contents, had been destroyed. A portion of the roof was also burned through. Other parts of the two flats were damaged by water and heat, and the place will need thoroughly overhauling.

FIREMEN INJURED.

During the excitement, Station Officer A. P. Riley, of the Mitcham Fire Brigade, was cut on the lip by a slate when the roof fell in, and Fireman Pugh slightly injured his hands when the piano fell. Mr. Riley and Mrs. Jobson, who was suffering from shock, were taken in the police utility van to Wilson Cottage Hospital for treatment. ” I was awakened by smoke fumes,” Mr. Jobson told one of our reporters. ” The front room then resembled a furnace. I got any wife and family out of the house just in the nick of time. Two of our canaries were suffocated by the heat.”

Notes
1. The area known as Tooting Junction was part of the Mitcham Urban District (the boundary was the river Graveney).
2. The public fire alarm used was probably near the London Road end of Grenfell Road.

Tynemouth Road

Built on the Gorringe Park estate, this road is south of Ashbourne Road and east of Heaton Road.

1911 OS map

1911 OS map

World War 1 Connections
Rifleman Percy Vincent Jenkins
Private Edward Victor Keene
Private Percy James Powell

From the Surrey Recruitment Registers:

C G BALDWIN of 16a Tynemouth Road, aged 37 Years 2 Months, Clerk. Conscripted on 11 July 1917 to the 107th Training Reserve Batn (juniors).

G A BARNES of 1 Tynemouth Road, aged 25 Years 8 Months, Stoker. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 11 December 1915 to the Royal Field Artillery.

W BRIDLE of 44 Tynemouth Road, aged 19 Years, Porter. Joined on 15 February 1915 to the East Surrey Regiment.

A G BRINKWORTH of 8 Tynemouth Road, aged 36 Years 3 Months, Roundsman. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 12 December 1915 to the East Kent Regiment (3/4th Batn).

J R CASE of 41a Tynemouth Road, aged 32 Years 4 Months, Clerk. Conscripted on 7 August 1917 to the Army Service Corps (reserve).

W A CLARKE of 49 Tynemouth Road, aged 27 Years 9 Months, Clerk. Conscripted on 3 June 1917 to the 105th Training Reserve Batn.

A T COE of 45a Tynemouth Road, aged 39 Years 6 Months, Clerk. Conscripted on 10 December 1915 to the Army Service Corps (reserve).

F R COX of 33a Tynemouth Road, aged 38 Years 10 Months, Bricklayer. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 11 December 1915 to the Royal Field Artillery.

G T HOBDEN of 26a Tynemouth Road, aged 25 Years 10 Months, Mtr Trimmer. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 10 December 1915 to the Recruiting Office.

A W HOLDLEY of 57 Tynemouth Rd, aged 22 Years 10 Months, Buyer. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 15 January 1916 to the East Kent Regiment (3rd Batn).

A P LEE of 14 Tynemouth Road, aged 36 Years 8 Months, Milkman. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 9 December 1915 to the Royal West Surrey Regiment (3rd Batn).

C LLOYD of 43 Tynemouth Road, aged 26 Years 1 Months, Bank Messenger. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 1 December 1915 to the Royal West Surrey Regiment (12th Batn).

W A MITCHELL of 35a Tynemouth Road, aged 32 Years, Laundry. Conscripted on 5 February 1916 to the Middlesex Regiment (29th Batn).

W MONK of 6 Tynemouth Rd, aged 27 Years 10 Months, Cutter. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 10 January 1916 to the Royal Garrison Artillery.

F B PAIN of 6a Tynemouth Road Mitcham, aged 17 Years 11 Months, Tie Cutter. Conscripted on 20 January 1917 to the 22nd Training Reserve Batn.

A H PAYNE of 32a Tynemouth Rd, aged 31 Years 10 Months, Labourer. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 11 December 1915 to the East Surrey Regiment (4th Batn).

V H PIKE of 24 Tynemouth Road, aged 23 Years, Carpenter. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 23 February 1916 to the Recruiting Office.

R F RICHARDSON of 31a Tynemouth Road, aged 19 Years, Clerk. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 10 December 1915 to the Royal Engineers (3/1st Kent).

G W ROGERS of 23a Tynemouth Road, aged 18 Years 1 Months, Turner. Conscripted on 13 August 1917 to the 23rd Training Reserve Batn.

T SHIRLEY of 36 Tynemouth Road, aged 34 Years 11 Months, Assistant. Conscripted on 10 January 1917 to the Royal Fusiliers.

A H SMITH of 67 Tynemouth Road, aged 18 Years 1 Months, Clerk. Conscripted on 7 July 1917 to the 27th Training Reserve Batn.

W H SMITH of 17 Tynemouth Rd, aged 25 Years 5 Months, Metal Worker. Volunteered on 19 January 1915 to the Army Ordinance Corps.

L VICKERAGE of 45 Tynemouth Road, aged 22 Years 5 Months, Clerk. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 19 November 1915 to the Royal Garrison Artillery.

C WILDEMAN of 43a Tynemouth Road, aged 19 Years 5 Months, Tailor. Conscripted on 4 November 1916 to the Royal Army Medical Corps.

A WILSON of 14 Tynemouth Road, aged 33 Years 5 Months, Clerk. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 18 November 1915 to the East Surrey Regiment (10th Batn).

W A WINSCON of 40 Tynemouth Road, aged 22 Years, Fitter. Conscripted on 10 February 1917 to the Royal Field Artillery (no 4 Depot).


From the minutes of the Croydon Rural District Council
Volume IX 1903 – 1904
23rd April 1903
page 68

No. 2138, Wilson, J., 29 tenement houses, Tynemouth Road, Mitcham


Minutes of meetings held by the Croydon Rural District Council are available on request from the Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.


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