Who wrote the poem above shop in London Road, Mitcham

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Dear Merton Borough Council,

Can you tell me who wrote the poem that is above a shop at 217 London Road, Mitcham?

I understand that this was part of the Rediscover Mitcham project.

However the OneMitcham website is no longer available.

Studio Weave, the company who did the various art installations as part of the project, don't mention it on their website.

The poem starts:

Where the town clock once ticked, the village pump dripped,
the old trolley bus brought them to spend their threepenny bits.

Yours faithfully,

Mr W Brice

foi, Merton Borough Council

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Dear Mr Brice,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004 Information request

 

We have now considered your information request as set out below.

 

We are not aware of such a sign belonging to Merton council outside no.
217 London Road, Mitcham and we do not know who the author is either.
However there are special plaques around the green and the clock tower
area with annotation that was produced by a different company called Spud
& Yam, as part of the Rediscover Mitcham project. See their website for
contact details to assist you with your enquiry:
[3]http://www.spudandyam.co.uk/

 

You asked:

 

Can you tell me who wrote the poem that is above a shop at 217 London
Road, Mitcham?

 

I understand that this was part of the Rediscover Mitcham project.

 

However the OneMitcham website is no longer available.

 

Studio Weave, the company who did the various art installations as part of
the project, don't mention it on their  website.

 

The poem starts:

 

Where the town clock once ticked, the village pump dripped, the old
trolley bus brought them to spend their threepenny bits.

 

If you have any queries or concerns about this please contact me.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, please contact
the Head of Information Governance at Merton Council, Civic Centre,
Morden, SM4 5DX or e-mail [Merton Borough Council request email].

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

 

Website: www.ico.org.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

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