Whitford Lane in winter

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1900
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 London Borough of Merton
Picture Reference Mit_​TomFrancis_​Ln205
Original Format Photo
Photographer / Origin of Photo Tom Francis
Notes / History A delivery wagon passing down Whitford Lane (now London Road), Mitcham.

Many local roads were little more than dirt tracks during the Victorian era.

Bad weather reduced them to a virtual quagmire and it was not uncommon for cart wheels to get stuck in the mud, forcing drivers to dig their way out or proceed on foot.

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