Canoe on Seven Islands Pond, Mitcham Common
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|Copyright 1||London Borough of Merton|
|Photographer / Origin of Photo||Tom Francis|
|Notes / History||During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries swimming and boating were popular pastimes at this picturesque pond.
The young man pictured, paddling across the water, is thought to be John Francis, son of Mitcham shopkeeper, historian and keen photographer, Tom Francis.