Densham Drive, CR8

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Named after the Densham family of Methodists who made their fortune in the 19thCentury tea trade. Originally from Plymouth, in Devon, they moved their business, the Mazawattee Tea Company, to London and became large landowners around Croydon. John Boon Densham founded the compoany in AD1887  and one of his sons, Edward, became a well-known figure in Purley, becoming an independent candidate to the new Croydon Rural District Council in AD1884 and was later chairman for three years.

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