G. Thomas, Harness Makers, Church Path

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1875
Area Mitcham
Picture Reference Mit_​Work_​Industry_​58-1
Original Format Photo
Notes / History In 2015 Church Path is located off of Church Road, Mitcham and London Road, Mitcham. The two parts are linked by a pathway still forming Church Path. The Church Road end of the path is dominated by St Peter and St Paul's Church which sits opposite Church Path. At the time this picture was taken in 1875 it was much the same with the Vicarage just to the east of Church Path and buildings at each end with a footpath linking the two parts. A 1867 map shows a small building sitting in front of houses at the London Road end of Church Path and it is likely that this building is the one shown in this picture.

Harness making would have been an important job at the time of the photograph. With London Road (then Whitford Lane) being a busy road for horse drawn vechiles heading to Epsom and further south.

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