House clearance Malden KT4
Few little facts about Malden
Malden lies mostly within the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames and partly in the London Borough of Merton. New Malden gets its name from the Old Malden whose origins go back to Ango-Saxon times, the name eing Saxon for Mad + duna meaning 'the cross on the hill'.
New Malden has the largest expatriate community of South Koreans in Europe. The area is a shopping and cultural center for a Korean population spread more widely across South-West London and the neighbouring counties. The Anglo Korean Cultural Insitute can be found on Burlington Road.
Two young New Malden residents who both attended Beverley School (now renamed Coombe Boys School), Ian Bazalgette and Cyril Barton, were both awarded the VC during World War II. Bazalgette Gardens and Barton Green were named in their honour.
Eric Clapton joined his first band the Roosters in January 1963 after seeing them play live at the Prince Of Wales pub in Kingston Road. He lived nearby and recorded his first ever record I Wish You Would with the Yardbirds in New Malden in 1964. According to local historian Richard James, Clapton also played with the Yardbirds in what is now the YMCA Hall in nearby Surbiton during the early 1960s.