London House, London Road: the Francis Family store

London House, London Road: the Francis Family store

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Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 Tom Francis
Picture Reference Mit_​8_​1-50
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Notes / History Although not part of the Fair Green proper, this store was a popular part of the local shopping thoroughfare. the motto above the door read 'Shop for everything and everybody' and under the management of the Francis family, London House became a popular village emporium, selling an amazing variety of goods from clothing and boots, to household pots and pans, combs, toileties, basketry, fuel, garden tools, toys and cards. For a time it also housed a shoe repair service and in times of need, Mr Francis ran a soup kitchen for the benefit of the local community.

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