Displaying tile grottoes near Commonside West

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Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 London Borough of Merton
Picture Reference Mit_​TomFrancis_​A6
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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.

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