Bill Rudd Collection: Morden shops: London Road 2-86 (even numbers)
Bill took several photos over the years.
We begin with a sequence taken from 1970 to 1973
The standing buses and the canopy prevent the photographing of the shops fronting the station, but the Goad plan of 1975 reveals them to have then been:
82: Multi-broadcast TV; 80: Automagic Heel Bar; 78a: Sketchley Dry Cleaners; 78: Gasson Opticians; 76: Munday Newsagents; 72: Finlay Tobacconists; 70: Morden Photographic; 68: Cresta Employment Agency; 66: Trustee Savings Bank
There are a few photographs from 1976 covering 28 to 14, one showing the whole range, the others focusing on more detailed views:
Another sequence from 1978 only covers the shops from 58 to 12, with just part of the Co-op shown:
From 1983 we have three photos covering 52 to 14, though omitting the Co-op:
But from 1995 and 1998 we have a more complete sequence, with a slide from 1990 covering the missing section by the station:
The other side of the road will be covered in a different post.