Mitcham News and Mercury from 1934 to 1964
The period 1934 to 1964 covers when Mitcham in Surrey became a borough, and before it became part of Greater London when the GLC was formed. So please treat this idea as separate to the general 'more newspapers from Greater London' idea. The attached file shows that issues from 1933 through 1950 are on microfilm at the British Library. Note that in 1933, the population of Mitcham was 60,000.
Would like to find Coroners report Ernest Allison June 1956
Carol Williams commented
I'd love to look back on past news reports
Nick Jupp commented
Hi. I am trying to find a front page story.
The head line was POLICE MAKE EARLY MORNING CATCH. Could you please find this for me as I want to print this off for a family member. Thank you.
I am researching my families ancestry.
Is there any one out there who remembers a fruit and veg stall in the Mitcham junction area The stall will have been around in the 1950’s, 60’s and the 70’s. I do know my Nan worked on this stall and I am trying to track down any information or photos. Maybe of the station that shows the stall.
I am also researching late Family with the following surnames in the Mitcham area,
Rawlings. If you should recognise any of the names I would love to hear from you.
I live in Australia and I am trying to find an ancestor who had a toy shop in Mitcham Surrey I tried to join to see what I could find, but it tells me that it wont send a password via email. I am not sure that there is anyway I can get around this if that is the case. Any ideas?
School football teams from early sixties
CHRISTOPHER BROWN commented
Coroners court report for Lilian Olive Brown Sept 1937
I remember when I was a child in the 70s and the cars used to drive straight through the town centre. After many years of having pedestrians only it's back to bus access. Trams also once drove down the centre as illustrated in the book on Mitcham fair. Hopefull we can take a look when we have a summer come together at the local community centre.
Eve Wilkes commented
My late sister Jean Sullivan Nee: Lavender won a singing contest when she was about 20 making the year of the contest around 1949. I am presuming the contest was held in Mitcham as that is where she lived along with the family in Mount Road. The song she won with was' A Nightingale Sang in Barkley Square. Would anyone know if there was any reporting of the facts please?
Peter Hull commented
In 1957, while living in Malaya, my parents sent me copies of the Mitcham weekly paper. There was mention in one issue about research into historic tunnels under Mitcham, I think in the Cricket Green area. For 60 years I have wondered about the outcome of the search. Can anyone help on this subject? Peter Hull
looking to find bond road juniors football team 1963 to 1964 possible 1962 to 1963
I was knocked down by a car, in London Road by Mitcham Station, in 1951. It has always bugged me that, thanks to retrograde amnesia, I have no recollection at all of the incident. I have heard a number of third hand stories which generally contradict each Chased by a dog, ran blindly out into the road etc) other. Does anyone have access towhat really happened and if so could they make an old man happy by enlightening him?
Yvonne Fisher commented
I-ve just found this comment by Pam Green about the tar incident in 1963. I was there! Fascinated to know if there was any coverage. My sister and I were covered in hot tar and had to have our new Sartor macs replaced by the company. Some poor kids were really badly burnt, poor things.
William Battershill commented
I would like to find the coverage of a mitcham family that drowned when their boat sank returning from France in mid to late 50s surname Harvard
Pam Green commented
I am trying to find the Mitcham News and Mercury early 1963 that reported the Tar Incident at junction of Links Road Tooting Junction
Wade Brice commented
After sending an email to ask what was going on with this idea, I received this reply : "For newspaper editions from the 1900s to be added to the website we require permission from the publisher.
In this instance we will have to source who owns the rights to the publication and the see if they would allow us to add the editions to our site.
Once we have further information on this you will receive an update.
With kind regards,
The British Newspaper Archive Support Team
Margaret Dewey commented
The timescale requested is surely out of copyright and possible now to digitize.
Wade Brice commented
If only issues up to 1950 can be added for copyright reasons, then a range of 1933 to 1950 will be just as useful. Some feedback from British Newspaper Archive would be appreciated. Thanks.
I think this is a brilliant idea
loads of people will subscribe to see this 40 year period of their parents and grandparents home town online!