Mayfield Lavender Fields a 25-acre commercial site in Croydon Lane called Mayfield, is popular with tourists. This area was once famous as the Lavender Capital of the World”. From the 18th to the early 20th centuries the North Downs of Surrey, with its chalky free-draining soil, ideal for lavender growing, were at the centre of worldwide production of lavender. It was a very prosperous part of the local agriculture. Blue fields could be seen all over Mitcham, Croydon, Wallington, Banstead, Carshalton and Sutton.
Address: 1 Carshalton Rd, Banstead SM7 3JA
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Monday morning I went into town very early arrived just as the sun came up a little after 7am. Sucks you now have to pay extra to get a Travel Card before 9.30am. Whats with this government, you have to pay 40% more because your going to work WTF!
The sky was really bad and there was very little of interest after the sun came up in the clouds so I concentrated on some street photography type shots. Here’s a lady off to work after collecting her coffee along Milk Street.
Late one night while driving I stumbled across this old abandoned Purple Coach that had been left in a ditch at the side of the road. Looks like a throwback from the 60’s. Wonder how long it had been there.