Until recently, there were two independent antique shops in the village. Being such an historic area, Carshalton is well suited to this type of trade. However, we’re now down to the last remaining antique dealer, and Secret Carshalton popped in to meet Tony, and enjoy his wonderful shop – Collectors Corner.
Tony, the owner of Collectors Corner was kind enough to have his photo taken at his shop. He’s in his late 70s now, but doesn’t show any sign of giving up just yet – such is his passion for history.
The shop opened in 1978 and sells a fantastic mix of curios and antiques. Tony remembers when it was a newsagent, and the owner would sell newspaper from a little kiosk window – still visible between the two shop windows (and can be seen to the left of the photo below).
We had a fascinating chat about Carshalton and its history. Tony even had a bespoke coloured painting made of the old town square, as it was once was. This is the photo used for inspiration, provided courtesy of the fantastically helpful Sutton Heritage and Archives Library.
At the time of writing, the much loved old shop is open 11 till 3.30pm every day, closed Wednesdays, and open Saturdays 10am till 3.30pm.
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