Footpath on Mitcham Common

Footpath on Mitcham Common

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1959
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 Mr G.W. Rowbotham
Picture Reference Mit_​Parks_​Open_​Spaces_​1-18
Original Format Photo
Notes / History This lovely footpath on Mitcham Common was unfortunately destroyed by refuse dumping in 1959.

During the 1950's and '60's a long, protracted battle was waged between local residents and the authorities governing the use of the Common. This followed the decision to allocate part of the land as a waste dump for Mitcham and Croydon.

After heated debate, fresh consignments of rubbish were taken elsewhere and the affected parts of the Common were re-landscaped.

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