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Mitcham became a borough on 19 September 1934 with the charter of incorporation being presented to the 84-year-old mayor, Mr. R.M. Chart, by the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Lord Ashcombe.[5]

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On Saturday 28th May, Canons Leisure Centre was the host venue for the Merton Voluntary Service Council’s (MVSC) Let’s Celebrate Healthy Schools Event.

The Domesday Book records Mitcham as Michelham. It was held partly by the Canons of Bayeux; partly by William, son of Ansculf and partly by Osbert.[3] Its domesday assets were: 8 hides and 1 virgate. It had ½ mill worth £1, 3½ ploughs, 56 acres (23 ha) of meadow. It rendered £4 5s 4d.

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Social housing schemes in the 1930s included New Close, aimed at housing people made homeless by a factory explosion in 1933 and Sunshine Way, for housing the poor from inner London.[citation needed] This industry made Mitcham a target for German bombing during World War II. During this time Mitcham also returned to its agricultural roots, with Mitcham Common being farmed to help with the war effort.[citation needed]

Canons Leisure Centre set to host a fitness extravangaza on 7th September for National Fitness Day!

Mitcham is referred to in a rhyme dating back to the 18th century. The rhyme was revised in the Victorian era as:

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Come down to Canons Leisure Centre this Summer for a jam packed programme of kids holiday activities.  

There were many lavender fields in Mitcham, and peppermint and lavender oils were also distilled. In 1749 two local physic gardeners, John Potter and William Moore, founded a company to make and market toiletries made from locally-grown herbs and flowers.[4] Lavender features on Merton Council's coat of arms and the badge of the local football team, Tooting & Mitcham United F.C., as well as in the name of a local council ward, Lavender Field.

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Mitcham Library offers books including large print, and talking books as well as DVDs for hire; reference books; photocopying, scanning, fax and printing facilities; study space; public computer terminals with free access to Office software and the Internet; hall hire; an information service and leaflets; newspapers and magazines; exhibition facilities; community noticeboards; onsite car and cycle parking and a range of events including fun and exciting children's activities.

Nearest Tube and Train: Tooting Broadway, Tooting, Mitcham , Mitcham Junction and Mitcham Eastfields.

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Bus services operated by London Buses are available from Mitcham. These include night buses to Aldwych and Liverpool Street in central London.

With the Premier League now back in action, this is your chance to take part in new football games every Thursday night

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We are introducing Mini-Tennis sessions every Thursday for children aged 4-7 years old at Canons Leisure Centre. Sessions are lead by fully qualified coaches, who focus on developing the key skills to improve your child’s tennis ability in a fun and supportive environment.

The activity along the Wandle led to the building of the Surrey Iron Railway, the World's first public railway, in 1803. The decline and failure of the railway in the 1840s also heralded a change in industry, as horticulture gradually gave way to manufacturing, with paint, varnish, linoleum and firework manufacturers moving into the area. The work provided and migratory patterns eventually resulted in a doubling of the population between the years 1900 and 1910.

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During her reign Queen Elizabeth I made at least five visits to the area. John Donne and Sir Walter Raleigh also had residences here in this era. It was at this time that Mitcham became gentrified, as due to the abundance of lavender fields Mitcham became renowned for its soothing air. The air also led people to settle in the area during times of plague.

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From 1929 the electronics company Mullard had a factory on New Road.[citation needed]

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Come down to at Better, Canons Leisure Centre this half term for an action packed half-term. Our holiday programme is perfect for getting your kids active.

Cheam for juicy beef; Croydon for a pretty girl And Mitcham for a thief.[6]

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Once famous for its lavender farms, Mitcham was an important industrial centre from the end of the 18th century until the 1960s.

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Festivities from 1pm to 8pm including free outdoor screening of the film Minions

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Mitcham claims to have the world's oldest cricket green in continual use, the world's oldest cricket club, and Mitcham Status Fair is one of the oldest in England.