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Figge's Marsh, Mitcham Box

Started by scruffy57, Mar 04, 2017, 03:48 am

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scruffy57

Mar 04, 2017, 03:48 am Last Edit: Mar 05, 2017, 08:21 am by hb88banzai
London Rd East Side 20 Yards North of Streatham Rd - Box W27.

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Located on London Rd, the road opposite is Lavender Avenue. I worked there in the 70,s

Image located at:  Britain from Above Mitcham 1953

Scruff


EDIT: Renamed Topic and added original descriptive location title to this first posting-- hb88banzai

Volpone

Heh. That photo looks almost like one of the miniature establishing shots from the early Hartnell episodes.
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

hb88banzai

Mar 05, 2017, 08:16 am #2 Last Edit: Mar 05, 2017, 08:23 am by hb88banzai
Ah yes, the Figge's Marsh Box.

I actually found this photo as well some time ago, along with several others of it taken in the same flight, but this is the best. Kept hoping we'd find a ground level shot to start a Topic with, so got back burnered - probably should dig up and post all the loose bits.

Thanks for finding and posting scruffy.

markyd73

Found this picture on Facebook, marked London Road, Mitcham.

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redfern

Oct 08, 2020, 08:23 pm #4 Last Edit: Oct 08, 2020, 08:33 pm by redfern
"Ian...oh, Ian!  Would you be a dear and set the kettle on?  I do believe the Doctor has arrived to pay us a visit!"

Well, the style of dress and hair does ever so slightly resemble Barbara from the back.  ;-)

Sincerely,

Bill

scruffy57

So happy to have found this image of the Figges Marshe box.
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Angelus Lupus

One quick edit to correct the faded photo:

Figges Marshe Mitcham2.jpg
A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

peterjohn

Excellent find scruffy57. :)
Another colour moment from the 1960's captured! :D
Where did you find it as this page likes to shrink it to a mere 800x456  ???

PJ

Volpone

We need our photo forensic guys in here.  I'd like a better look at the door.  Rest of the box is concrete and the door is teak, of course, so what's going on with the discoloration?  Looking at the rest of the picture I'm assuming it is just snow so maybe a blowup detail won't tell more.  So the followup question is why just snow on the door and not the other panels of the box.  Does the wood have more gaps and texture to retain snow?  Does the concrete heat up better to melt the snow that was on it?  We need the Mythbusters to build a police box. 
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

redfern

Quote from: Angelus Lupus on Feb 18, 2021, 12:58 pmOne quick edit to correct the faded photo:

Figges Marshe Mitcham2.jpg

Dang!  With the color correction, that looks like it was "snapped" just yesterday!

Impressive tweaking!

Sincerely,

Bill

Angelus Lupus

Thanks, but modesty insists I reveal that, while I admit the results are great, the bulk of the work is down to using the amazing "fade correction" and "color correction" functions in a very old version of Paint Shop Pro! Admittedly I have been using the program since it was merely just a slightly old version, so I've messed with the settings more than enough to be confident of getting a good result  ;D
A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

dr hue

Feb 18, 2021, 03:59 pm #11 Last Edit: Feb 19, 2021, 10:31 am by dr hue
Great picture Scruffy57!

Figge's Marsh, Mitcham Box

W27

18-Jul-32

24 Sep 70

London Road, east side 20 yards north of Streatham Road
District: Mitcham
Subdivision:            Tooting

Tried to pull more detail from box:

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scruffy57

Quote from: peterjohn on Feb 18, 2021, 01:00 pmExcellent find scruffy57. :)
Another colour moment from the 1960's captured! :D
Where did you find it as this page likes to shrink it to a mere 800x456  ???

PJ
Hi Peterjohn, I found it on a Mitcham FB group

Regards Scruff

peterjohn

Thanks Scruff....... :D
If the date is correct then it was only a few months before it was demolished! :'(