Wandle; Brook Path

Wandle; Brook Path

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1911
Area Colliers Wood
Copyright 1 Arch Knox
Picture Reference Mit_​Rivers_​Waterways_​1-8
Original Format Photo
Notes / History View from Brook Path looking towards Christchurch Road. Brook Path, which connected Merton High Street with Station Road, followed the eastern bank of Pickle Ditch – an ancient channel of the River Wandle.

This photograph shows the watercress beds which occupied the land between Brook Path and Christchurch Road from the late nineteenth century. The beds, which were on the site of former bleaching grounds, fell into disuse after the
First World War.

To the far right of the picture we can see the distinctive dome of Fry’s Tandem Works in Christchurch Road. These buildings were demolished in the 1990s.

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