Billy Sams

Billy Sams

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Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 London Borough of Merton
Picture Reference Mit_​TomFrancis_​Ln35
Original Format Photo
Photographer / Origin of Photo Tom Francis
Notes / History Billy was, at one time, known as the town crier and he lived in Western Road, next to ‘Trott’s Shop’.
He was a cobbler, and ‘raised his garden to screen his shop from the pathway’.
He always wore a top hat and he died in 1880.

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