Tag Archives: Upper Green East

South Suburban Co-Op, 37/39 Upper Green East

Numbers 37 and 39, Upper Green East, is a single building with, currently in 2018, a Cost Cutter shop with flats above. The postcode is CR4 2PF.

The co-op was not listed in the 1930 commercial directory, but is in the 1938 edition, with a telephone number of 3937.

It is presumed that this was built in the mid 1930s by the South Suburban Co-operative Society, which was a co-op based in Croydon. The society merged in 1984 into the Co-operative Wholesale Society. This ad from 1936 doesn’t give the address, but may be referring to this building:

1936 ad

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

2 to 38 Upper Green East

Two identically constructed rows of shops with flats above on the south side of Upper Green East, Mitcham. All are numbered even, with the first block being numbers 2 to 16 and the second from 18 to 38, ascending to the east of the Fair Green. Postcodes are CR4 2PA for no.s 2 to 14; CR4 2PB for 14A through to 38.

This birds-eye view from Bing shows that each pair of properties forms a ‘T’ shape, with the top of the T facing the street.

These blocks were probably built in the late 1920s as there is no mention of this part of Upper Green East in the 1925 street directory, and these ads appear in the 1929 town guide.

1929 ad for 2 Upper Green East

1929 ad for 16 Upper Green East

1929 ad for W. Young, ironmongers at number 36


Menswear shop, was at 11 Upper Green East, ‘facing the clock tower’ as stated in their ads

1972 ad

1972 ad

Text of ad:

(facing Fair Green Clock Tower)


and NOW

Telephone 648 2179

Also at:

130 Streatham Vale 764 2526
91 Streatham Hill 674 6479
3 Warwick Way, Victoria 834 4187

Ad from 1952:

1952 ad

1952 ad

Text of ad:



invite your inspection of their latest ranges

Sport Jackets = Smartly tailored in Single or Double Breasted styles.
Sports Trousers = Gaberdine or worsted in attractive new shades.
Suits = To suit all occasions. Expertly cut and tailored.
Raincoats = In cotton or wool Gaberdine.
Shirts & Ties = In modern and traditional styles.

For Men of Faultless Taste

Local Branch
11 UPPER GREEN – MITCHAM (Facing Clock Tower)

Also at

Clarendon Grove

Road off of northern side of Upper Green East.

1953 OS map

1953 OS map

1910 OS map

1910 OS map

Occupants from the 1915 street directory:

from the Upper green


Mission Room
Baptist Chapel
1, Miss A.A. Bigsby
3, William Gillingham
5, George Aldrich
7, Mrs. I. Reed
9, Thomas Stephen Circuit
11, Henry Thomas Rossiter
13, Alfred Jenner (Sunnyside)


2, Stanley Henly Schneider
4, Charles Jenner
6, Sidney Holland
8, William Brooks
10, Alfred Hudson Telfer
12, Henry Frank Wood

World War 1 Connections
Private Sidney Herbert Holland

In the 1911 commercial directory, Hermann John Schneider, is listed as turncock to the Metropolitan Water Board, at 2 Clarendon Grove, Upper Mitcham.

In 1938, in a report of the death of Mrs Schneider at the same address, Mr H.J. Schneider was said to have also been in the Mitcham Fire Brigade.

From the Norwood News – Friday 20th May 1938


The funeral took place at Mitcham Old Graveyard on Friday of Mrs. Mary Grace Schneider, aged 81, wife of Mr. H. J. Schneider, of Clarendon-grove, Mitcham Fair Green.

She died at the home of her youngest son, Mr. C. F. Schneider, Girtongardens. Shirley.

The old lady, with her husband, was looking forward to calibrating their diamond wedding on November 14th next. Mr Schneider, who will be 84 next month, was a turncock for the Metropolitan Water Board in Tooting and Mitcham for many years.

He was also a member of Mitcham fire brigade for a long period.

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