Balham, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Balham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

British Films

I was born in Louisville Road in 1944 . My father ,Jack, was General Manager of British Films Ltd in Balham High Road. We moved out of London shortly after I was born, but my father continued to run B Films well into the 1950's. Does anyone recall the company which produced mobile Cinema vans mainly? One of the people who worked ...Read full memory

A memory of Balham

Castor Road Balham

my mum and nan lived at 39 castor road until it was hit by a bomb.they then moved accross the road to no42 there name was Scarbrough dose any body rember them as iam trying to trace my fathers family

A memory of Balham by deniscrogers

Lived Just Round The Corner From Here

Lived in Badminton Road as a child and teenager. There was a garage just out of view on the right. Used to walk up here to the tube and buses at Clapham South, there was a bus down Nightingale Lane, the 189, which was quite infrequent (in London terms). I also went to St. Marys Balham from 1962 to 1968, and ...Read full memory

A memory of Balham by mmd1957