Bishopsford Road: Mitcham Bridge

Bishopsford Road: Mitcham Bridge

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Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 London Borough of Merton
Picture Reference Mit_​TomFrancis_​Ln76
Original Format Photo
Photographer / Origin of Photo Tom Francis
Notes / History The old ford near Bishopsford Road, late 19th century.

During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries it was common for drivers to take their wagons through the ford to wet the cartwheels and so prevent them from drying out and cracking. The ford also provided a welcome refreshment break for tired horses.

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