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Skipper’s Fish and Chips

Fish and Chip take away and restaurant at 10 Upper Green West.

Photo taken 13th September 2018

Ad from April 1996 issue of the Merton Messenger:

April 1996

OAP Special Prices on Fish and Chips from £1.85, take-away and £2.30 for a sit down meal, throughout the week period. Fresh fish delivered daily from the famous Billingsgate Market.

Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

So, when you’re feeling hungry you know there is somewhere nearby which is open all day long. Skipper’s is the only fish and chip restaurant that offers a sit-down service, right in the middle of Mitcham town centre.


Spend over £5 and receive a free bottle of Lemonade or a free bottle of condiment vinegar, this offer only applies to take away service, subject to availability. Open throughout lunch.

10 Upper Green West
Mitcham, Surrey
0181 640 8929

Victor Reeves, barber

Barbershop that was at 3 Fair Green, next to Huttons fish shop, in what is now Upper Green West north side.

Undated, but possibly 1912/3.

In the 1912 and 1913 directories, listed as Victor REEVES, hairdresser, 3 Fair Green. The address in 1910-11 shown as Thomas J. BOSTRIDGE, hair dresser.

A fire was reported in the 25th September 1914 issue of the Mitcham & Tooting Mercury:


Shortly after half-past two on Saturday afternoon, the No. 1 Fire Brigade received a call to a fire which had broken out at 3, Fair Green, premises occupied by Mr Victor Reeves, hair dresser. Supt. Jenner and eight men proceeded with the motor engine, and found the fire had originated on the third floor, consuming the flooring and wooden partition. The fire was extinguished by a few buckets of water, and the damage, which is covered by insurance, is estimated at about £15. The cause of the outbreak is unknown.

Note that the number 1 Fire Brigade was at Lower Green West.