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'Mysterious Mitcham' is the online sequel to the original 'Strange Mitcham', which contains stories not found on this website:

Second (2011) edition is now available in paperback and eBook formats.

Part 1 - Mitcham:

The Phantom Cyclist
of Mitcham Common
(update to Strange Mitcham)

A Dark Figure on Mitcham Common

Tales from the
Vestry Hall

'Calico Jack': The
Playful Ghost of
Lacks the Drapers

The Faces on the Walls:
Hancock's Cottages

The Haunted Cottages
in Tramway Path

The 'Haunting' of
Hall Place

The Spectral
Soldier of Graham

The Legend of
Mitcham Fair

Remember the Grotto

The Phantom of
the 'Folly'

An Apparition at
Woof & Sabine

Haunted Rooms at
Fry Metals

The Phantom Cat

Mitcham's (not so)
Haunted Mansion

The Kingston Zodiac

The 'Ghost Tree'

Ghostly Gardeners,
Medicinal Plants and
A Magical Tree

The 'Thing'

The Wrath of God

A Ghostly Experience
in Morden Road

Mitcham Clock Tower:
When Time Ran

The Rosier Family

The 'Ball of Fire'

UFO over Mitcham
Common, 2004

UFO over Tooting
  Bec Common, 1990

Part 2 - South of
Mitcham Common:

Carew Manor

The Ghosts of
Beddington Park

Beddington Parish
Church & Churchyard

The Figure in the

Under Beddington

A Spectral Cavalier

Other Information:

Author's website

'Haunted Mitcham' Facebook group:

Facebook group set up
by Geoff Mynn in
January 2015

Heritage maps

Thanks to the
Mitcham Society
and Merton Council
there are some very
nice heritage
maps of Mitcham

Download for free
via this link.

The Mitcham Ghost

Strange Mitcham
(2002): Errata

Strange Mitcham



Haunted Wandsworth

Ghosts and legends of the London Borough of Wandsworth (covers Balham, Battersea, Putney, Tooting & Wandsworth):

Haunted London

Ghosts and legends of London:

Haunted Lambeth

Ghosts and legends of the London Borough of Lambeth (covers Brixton, Clapham, North Lambeth, Norwood, Stockwell & Streatham):

The Poltergeist Prince
of London


The remarkable true story of the Battersea poltergeist:


Halloween 2013

There's plenty of Halloween fun taking place in Mitcham this year!

A day of Halloween events in Mitcham Market on Thursday 31 October from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. will be followed by a 'Walking Restaurant', treating lucky ticket-holders to a three-course meal in three separate Mitcham restaurants - with a ghost walk in between!

(The stories told will be based on ones in 'Strange Mitcham' and 'Mysterious Mitcham'.)

See below for more details and information on how to book...

Walking Restaurant, Thursday 31 October 2013, 5-8pm - meet in Mitcham Market.

A three-course meal in three separate Mitcham restaurants with a ghost walk in between.

15 per ticket BOOK HERE NOW: Walking Restaurant Ticket (Ebay).

Kalabash Hut
Caribbean buffet

Pasta / Pizza

Cafe du Rocher Noir
Strawberry Tart with Coffee

Booking is advisable. Call Sally Williams on 07889 173 101 or email sally@retailrevival.org.uk - alternatively, visit the Mitch Pitch in Mitcham Market on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

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