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Mitcham Collection

Background imageMitcham Collection: Holborn Military Hospital, Mitcham

Holborn Military Hospital, Mitcham
The Holborn Military Hospital operated during the latter part of the First World War in the premises of the Holborn Union workhouse at Mitcham

Background imageMitcham Collection: Inside a tent on Mitcham Common

Inside a tent on Mitcham Common, the home to two men, their wives, and fourteen children of various ages. Mr. George Smith, social reformer of Coalville, Leicester

Background imageMitcham Collection: Gypsy life inside a tent

Gypsy life inside a tent
Sketches of Gypsy life: inside a tent on Mitcham Common

Background imageMitcham Collection: Advert, Use Heolin Enamel Varnish & Paint

Advert, Use Heolin Enamel Varnish & Paint, Hadfields (Merton) Ltd, Western Road, Mitcham, Surrey

Background imageMitcham Collection: Photograph of White Hart PH, Mitcham, Greater London

Photograph of White Hart PH, Mitcham, Greater London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Collage of face on pictures of the pub

Background imageMitcham Collection: Photograph of Surrey Arms, Mitcham, Greater London

Photograph of Surrey Arms, Mitcham, Greater London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Left Face on view of the pub

Background imageMitcham Collection: Photograph of Queens Head PH, East Mitcham, Surrey

Photograph of Queens Head PH, East Mitcham, Surrey. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Left Face on view of the pub

Background imageMitcham Collection: Photograph of Fountain PH, Mitcham, Greater London

Photograph of Fountain PH, Mitcham, Greater London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Corner on view of the pub

Background imageMitcham Collection: Photograph of Bucks Head PH, Mitcham, Greater London

Photograph of Bucks Head PH, Mitcham, Greater London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Corner on view of the pub

Background imageMitcham Collection: Vintage paper bag, The Record Centre, Tooting, London

Vintage paper bag, The Record Centre, Tooting, London
Vintage paper bag for The Record Centre, 3 Mitcham Road, Tooting, SW London. 20th century

Background imageMitcham Collection: CRICKET / MITCHAM GREEN

CRICKET / MITCHAM GREEN
A village cricket match on Mitcham Green. Date: 1888

Background imageMitcham Collection: Photograph of Bath Tavern, Mitcham, Greater London

Photograph of Bath Tavern, Mitcham, Greater London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Corner on view of the pub

Background imageMitcham Collection: Holborn Union Workhouse, Mitcham

Holborn Union Workhouse, Mitcham
The entrance to the Holborn Union Workhouse at Mitcham erected, according the iron-work adorning the gates, in 1885. Date: Date unknown

Background imageMitcham Collection: Major blaze at waste tyre dump, Mitcham, Surrey

Major blaze at waste tyre dump, Mitcham, Surrey
Even though WW2 was over, the NFS continued until 1948. The London Region covered the Greater London including Mitcham, Surrey

Background imageMitcham Collection: Dining Hall, Holborn Union Workhouse, Mitcham, Surrey

Dining Hall, Holborn Union Workhouse, Mitcham, Surrey
A view from the rear of the dining hall cum chapel (also known as the Great Hall) at what is thought to be the Holborn Union workhouse at Merton Lane, Mitcham, Surrey

Background imageMitcham Collection: Holborn Union Workhouse Farm and Gas Works, Mitcham

Holborn Union Workhouse Farm and Gas Works, Mitcham
The workhouse farm located near the Holborn Union workhouse, Mitcham, Surrey. Pigs feed from troughs while workhouse inmates stand nearby. A gasometer is visible at the left

Background imageMitcham Collection: Holborn Union Workhouse, Mitcham, Surrey

Holborn Union Workhouse, Mitcham, Surrey
The dining hall at the Holborn Union workhouse in Mitcham, Surrey. The uniformed inmates sit at benches in segregated sections - the men can be seen at the rear of the hall

Background imageMitcham Collection: LCC-LFB Streatham fire station, SW London

LCC-LFB Streatham fire station, SW London
Streatham fire station was built by the London County Council in the last year of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, before the name was changed to the London Fire Brigade

Background imageMitcham Collection: Major blaze at waste tyre dump, Mitcham, Surrey

Major blaze at waste tyre dump, Mitcham, Surrey
Even though WW2 was over, the NFS continued until 1948. The London Region covered the Greater London including Mitcham, Surrey

Background imageMitcham Collection: Firefighters in action, Mitcham, Surrey, WW2

Firefighters in action, Mitcham, Surrey, WW2
Firefighters in action following a flying bomb incident in Western Road, Mitcham, Surrey, where drums of amyl acetate were involved

Background imageMitcham Collection: Lavender Bouquet

Lavender Bouquet
Bottle containing Lavender Bouquet, the pure product of the flowers of the celebrated Mitcham Lavender Fields, prepared by Curtis and Company, Phamaceutical Chemists, Baker St, London. Date: C.1895

Background imageMitcham Collection: Holborn Schools Band

Holborn Schools Band
Boys brass band at Holborn Schools, Mitcham. The boys are posed in uniform with instruments. A large carriage is visible behind

Background imageMitcham Collection: Mitcham Grove, London

Mitcham Grove, London
A child is excited by a dog who is excited by a flock of ducks at Mitcham Grove, formerly in Surrey but now incorporated in London -- the seat of Henry Hoare Esquire

Background imageMitcham Collection: Elderly women inmates over 90, Holborn Union Workhouse

Elderly women inmates over 90, Holborn Union Workhouse
A group of five elderly female inmates, all aged over 90, enjoy a cup of tea at what is thought to be the Holborn Union workhouse at Merton Lane, Mitcham, Surrey

Background imageMitcham Collection: Married Inmates Quarters, Holborn Union Workhouse, Mitcham

Married Inmates Quarters, Holborn Union Workhouse, Mitcham
Married inmates quarters at what is believed to be the Holborn Union workhouse at Merton Lane, Mitcham, Surrey. This type of accommodation was reserved for couples both of whom were over 60

Background imageMitcham Collection: Laundry, Holborn Union Workhouse, Mitcham

Laundry, Holborn Union Workhouse, Mitcham
Female inmates at work in the laundry at the Holborn Union workhouse, Mitcham, Surrey. Some women are using flat irons. Clean washing is piled on a table. A large press stands at the rear

Background imageMitcham Collection: Shoemaking Workshop, Holborn Union Workhouse, Mitcham

Shoemaking Workshop, Holborn Union Workhouse, Mitcham
The shoemaking workshop at the Holborn Union workhouse, Mitcham, Surrey. Male inmates are at work making and repairing shoes for use in the workhouse

Background imageMitcham Collection: Holborn Schools Band, Mitcham, Surrey

Holborn Schools Band, Mitcham, Surrey
Boys band at Holborn Schools, High Street, Mitcham - originally established in 1856 in the grounds of Eagle House. The Schools provided accommodation

Background imageMitcham Collection: Holborn Schools, Mitcham, Surrey

Holborn Schools, Mitcham, Surrey
Holborn Schools, High Street, Mitcham, Surrey - originally established in 1856 in the grounds of Eagle House. The Schools provided accommodation

Background imageMitcham Collection: Mitcham Fair 1930S

Mitcham Fair 1930S
Workmen getting the roundabouts ready at Mitcham Fair, Surrey, England


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