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.

Surrey Lane

My mum Vera Thurgood, eldest of 6 children was born 1914 at 96 Surrey Lane. Grandad James, married to Katherine was a coal merchant with 12 work horses in the back yard. He used to give me rides on them in the yard. The laundry, Sunlight, I think, was next door. I spent many happy days visiting my grandparents especially when ...Read full memory

A memory of Battersea by penny.dudley

Memories Of Battersea

i was born in sisters avenue lavender hill 1948 spent my youth and adult years in battersea. spending many a weekend dancing in battersea town hall watching the news of the world darts championship. having a quiet pint in my local the cornet of horse on lavender hill. attended wycliffe secondary school wycliffe road from ...Read full memory

A memory of Battersea by jcscott48

Winstanley Estate Before Demolition

I was born and lived in maysoule road in 1938 on the corner of maysoule road was a off licence called gogays and a news agent on opposite owned by the same gogays there was a hair dresser on plough road run by jack bus he also repaired clocks ,further down plough road was Vickers green grocers and lewis fish ...Read full memory

A memory of Battersea by kenneth.crick