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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.

Roydon Street

I lived in Roydon Street in the late 40's and early 50's. The names I remember are the Kirbys, the Mulhollands and Vicky Robbins who was the same age as me. Both my parents were born in Battersea, my dad's family from the Sheepcote Lane area. There was a house which had been bombed in Roydon Street and we called it the Debry ...Read full memory

A memory of Battersea

Sir Walter Sinjuns Etc

Hi All - born during the war in Oxford 1944 at Chippinghurst Manor - requisioned as a maternity home - raised in the 50s 60s & 70s at 50 Bolingbroke Grove SW11 and went to Belleville JBs school and Sir Walter St Johns Battersea High St. Great to see the photos of the Granada etc. Presently living in Canada, but haven't forgotten my roots. Any other Sinjuns around??

A memory of Battersea by johnnybelton

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