Displaying tile grottoes near Commonside West
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|Copyright 1||London Borough of Merton|
|Photographer / Origin of Photo||Tom Francis|
|Notes / History||Grottoes were built to raise funds for spending at the annual MItcham fair.
These elaborate mounds, some up to 4 feet high, were constructed from shells, bits of broken pottery or old roof tiles, and decorated with flowers, mirror-glass and tiny dolls.