John R and Mary (Polly) Chart

John R and Mary (Polly) Chart

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Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 Tom Francis
Picture Reference Mit_​People_​31-1
Original Format Slide
Notes / History This photograph of the Charts was taken in the sitting room of their corn and seed shop at the corner of Fair Green near Three Kings pond. John Chart was also a funeral undertaker, preacher and pioneer photographer. His wife Mary ran a Bible class for young women in the Mitcham area.

The Chart's became were well known for organising concerts to raise money to take local children on a free day trip to Brighton and this became a great annual event of Old Mitcham.

John Chart's popularity resulted in a high poll at early parish elections and he later became Chairman.

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