Ruff's Stuff's Tough

Ruff's Stuff's Tough

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Area Mitcham
Picture Reference Mit_​Work_​Industry_​55-1
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Notes / History Situated at Upper Green East (Nos 9 & 11?) Alf Ruff village and shoe maker occupied two properties. One which was leased to a F. Woods. Tom Ruff, Alf's son, continued after his fathers passing until his death whilst Mayor of Mitcham in 1962. Tom was born in 1897 and was a strong supporter of Mitcham Cricket Club. Captaining the Wednesday side for many years. He is commemorated by a stone memorial on the Cricket Green.

With Burn Bullock he was one of those who kept the club going during the Second World War. In 1953 he organised a match in which the players dressed in the style of 1853.

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