Foo Chow Works, Batsworth Road, Mitcham

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Date Photo Taken 5th April 1974
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 News
Picture Reference Mit_​Work_​Industry_​2-9
Original Format Photo
Notes / History The chimney of the Foo Chow works in Batsworth Road was a conspicuous landmark. It was generally known as ‘The Cock Chimney’ because of the weather cock on the top.

The factory was associated with the paint and varnish industry going back to the middle of the 19th century. It was used by Donald MacPherson & Co Ltd, Paint Manufacturers, who vacated the premises in 1969.

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