Upper Fair Green, Mitcham: Coronation Decorations

Upper Fair Green, Mitcham: Coronation Decorations

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Partial / Incomplete Date 1953
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 Clifford Fox
Picture Reference Mit_​Streets_​P_​Wil_​73-23
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Fair Green appears resplendent, decorated with flags, bunting and paper-chains to celebrate the Queen’s coronation in June 1953.

This picture shows the area prior to modern redevelopment, with the clock tower in its original location. (It was moved during the early 1990s). At this stage traffic could still pass across the green and down the high street between the Kings Arms and the Bucks Head (now the White Lion of Mortimer).

In recent years the mock-Tudor conveniences, shown far right, have been emptied and the little building converted to form a popular local café.

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