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Belfour & Everett Streets, Nine Elms

A Memory of Battersea

I've got no personal memories of Battersea, except for visits to the fair, but my ancestors lived there throughout the last half of the 19th century until at least 1933. They all lived at various houses on Belfour Street and Everett Street, and I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who lived on those streets, and whether there are any photographs extant.

Belfour & Everett Streets ran parallel to each other in approximately the area where the new American Embassy is being built. The last trace I can find of Belfour Street is in 1901, but Everett Street was still in place in 1940. Is there anyone who might be able to help me discover when Belfour Street was demolished?

A memory shared by patk , on Jul 7th, 2014.

Comments & feedback

Thu Apr 30th 2015, at 2:38 pm

irenerudling commented:

Hi, I was born in Everett Street in 1949 my parents were Ted and Alice Buxton i also remember going to Battersea Park and the Fair as a young child, altho we all moved from the street as it was being pulled down in 1950, and we moved to Walworth Road area i do remember going to John Ruskin school and on returning home to find all the mums sitting outside there homes knitting waiting for us and i would have every night jam sandwiches and a cup of tea and a home made tea cake on fridays at a young age i would walk home from school on my own has my mother had twins 3 years younger than myself and could not every day pick me up, we did have a family called Farmers to the right of us and we were no 37 Everett St, sorry have know photos the streets were demolished soon after the 1950s

Thu Apr 30th 2015, at 3:56 pm

patk commented:

My family were the McGraths and the Kearneys, most if not all of whom moved away from the area prior to WWII. That part of London is now almost as much of a distant memory as the warren of narrow streets that was swept away by the Aldywich Development Scheme of 1900. When London isn't being destroyed by the Luftwaffe the slack is taken up by British developers.

Tue Sep 29th 2015, at 6:11 pm

Raymond Stocks commented:

Hello Irene Buxton, I remember you and brother Teddy and sister whose name I forget. I thought the Watkins lived one side of you and Tommy Walcot lived the other side. You played with my sister Maureen. Barry McDonnel (No. 45) made contact a while back, and tells me he is still in contact with Tommy Walcot who lives in Rochester, Kent. I hope you're keeping well, I'll come back to this site to see if you have replied today is 29.9.2015

Thu Dec 17th 2015, at 7:25 pm

dgla commented:

I was born in Everett street in 1952 our family name is Larner,i think Everett street would have been demolished about 1958/59,i went to John Milton school for while, we moved to the Oval till 1962,now live in Hemel Hempstead, i'm the youngest of 4 boys.

Sat Oct 29th 2016, at 11:40 pm

moiracoleman commented:

Hello Raymond Stocks. You lived next door to my nan Ivy Crook at no.47 Everett Street. Your mum and dad (Lou/George) I remember well. Nan/grandad, mum/dad, my sister and I moved in 1957 I think, nan/grandad went to Tulse Hill, and mum/dad sister Denise moved to Brixton Hill. Hope you are well.

Sat Oct 29th 2016, at 11:58 pm

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