Charles Matthews photographing Mitcham Fair
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|Partial / Incomplete Date||c.1896|
|Copyright 1||London Borough of Merton|
|Photographer / Origin of Photo||Tom Francis|
|Notes / History||This photograph shows nineteenth century fair-goers purchasing ice cream from a small stall.
During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, these stalls were fairly common, and many were Italian-owned. One such outlet was run by the Tortellano family, who also had a café on the corner of Mitcham common.