Battersea, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

1930s Grant Road And Also Plough Road School

Hi, My beloved Dad who sadly passed away in the Summer was born in Grant Road .He I also lived in Harbut Road and Lyford Road .His home in Harbut Road and Lyford Road are still there .He attended Plough Road School in the mid 1930s .Over the past couple of years I've been helping him look into his ...Read full memory

A memory of Battersea by murphsmum


I remember the Granada, 6 pence for the Saturday morning flics. I always felt sorry for the plonker that had to do his bit and make us sing along before the flics started. After the show, down to 'Notarianni's for a 3 penny wafer of ice cream, then walk home along Lavender Hill re-enacting the main film or the trailer and trying ...Read full memory

Grandmother Lived In Battersea

Hello - year approx. 1945 or earlier. I used to visit my grandmother Maria Reading in the Battersea flats. They would be unlivable now by today's standards. No indoor plumbing, no heat, but they did have gas lights (which one day while visiting I "tweaked" the little pockets, not a good idea). I was ...Read full memory

A memory of Battersea