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Re: Mitcham Redskin village/ Phipps Bridge
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 20 July 10 18:56 BST (UK) »
Hello Dave,

I too had family that had a House in Redskin Village or "rocky" as it was called.

My nan lived in New Close too!

I remember as a kid visiting the Phipps Bridge road area and seeing all the families around there.
There was always a great community atmosphere, and the families seemed very close and protective.
 
I have questions like where did the people originate from? were they Romany or Travellers?
What was the history of the place and when was that estate built and how was it populated?
Were the locals rehoused from somewhere else?

Any information on all this would be great, as I have no idea where I originate from or what
my blood line is?

Thanks

David

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Re: Mitcham Redskin village/ Phipps Bridge
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 20 July 10 21:09 BST (UK) »
Hello Dave, I am what is called a "True Redskin Girl" born and bred there, and very proud to say so.
What is it you want to know? I was born at number 134, in 1953, my family name then as I am married now was Clark.
It was the best place to grow up in Mitcham, you never had to fear anyone as every body took care of one another.
get back to me and I'll try and help you. Jan

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Re: Mitcham Redskin village/ Phipps Bridge
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 01 September 10 01:00 BST (UK) »
Hi i found awhile back my ggranmother Harriet cooper and her husband George Gladwin lived in a tent on mitcham common with some of her 13 kids. Not sure if anyone heard of these people.
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Re: Mitcham Redskin village/ Phipps Bridge
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 01 September 10 01:03 BST (UK) »
Sorry above i said my ggranmother i meant to say my gg-granmother
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Re: Mitcham Redskin village/ Phipps Bridge
« Reply #13 on: Monday 11 October 10 11:31 BST (UK) »
hi there
a lot of my wifes relietives lived in red skin lillage in the 1900,s i used to listen to all the old stories...if you would like to contact us we maybe able to help with some info..

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Re: Mitcham Redskin village/ Phipps Bridge
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 14 October 10 21:25 BST (UK) »
A lot of my family were from mitcham (Jameses) and my brother heard a story that it was called redskin village because when an american wild west show came to england they camped there or even that some stayed living there. nice story but probably not true.

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was given it's name as it was all travelling families that settled. phipps bridge was the dump. rocky/ redskin village was new close.
also a james.

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Re: Mitcham Redskin village/ Phipps Bridge
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 14 October 10 21:29 BST (UK) »
A lot of my family were from mitcham (Jameses) and my brother heard a story that it was called redskin village because when an american wild west show came to england they camped there or even that some stayed living there. nice story but probably not true.

Jim
private message me. ur nan vertina james is my great nan.

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Re: Mitcham Redskin village/ Phipps Bridge
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 14 October 10 21:31 BST (UK) »
Hi all, I've recently joined the site 'cos I'm looking for anything anybody knows about Redskin village in Mitcham. I grew up on Phipps Bridge in Mitcham in the 1960s/70s, plenty of travelling folk still about then and some of the families I've seen here on this site too. My old nan lived in a house in New Close used to talk a lot about it which apparently was on the site of the Phipps Bridge Estate. The stories used to fascinate me as a kid, and now I'm trying to find a bit out about the area but keep drawing a blank. Anyone with any information or links/ sources would be very gratefully recived. Cheers!
alot of original families still in new close.

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Re: Mitcham Redskin village/ Phipps Bridge
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 14 October 10 21:56 BST (UK) »
Hi tracy

My gg-grandparents lived in mitcham in a tent. They wer'e Harriet cooper married a George Gladwin,so not sure if they lived in redskin village would you or anyone know of these people. Her parents names are richard cooper and Harriet not sure what her surname is..

jew
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