Whitford Lane in winter
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|Partial / Incomplete Date||c.1900|
|Copyright 1||London Borough of Merton|
|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.