Canoe on Seven Islands Pond, Mitcham Common

Canoe on Seven Islands Pond, Mitcham Common

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Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 London Borough of Merton
Picture Reference Mit_​TomFrancis_​Ln133
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Photographer / Origin of Photo Tom Francis
Notes / History During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries swimming and boating were popular pastimes at this picturesque pond.

The young man pictured, paddling across the water, is thought to be John Francis, son of Mitcham shopkeeper, historian and keen photographer, Tom Francis.

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