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A Memory of Battersea

My uncle and aunt had a house in Beaufoy Rd, number 5, tucked into the corner next to the Fish & Chip shop. When I was home on on leave from sea that is where I lived, for about 5 years. Usually up the smoke to the jazz clubs I would often walk down from a late tube at Clapham Common underground across the Common. Ladies of the night would ply their trade there and although I never became a customer (honest) I did get quite friendly with one and we'd have a smoke together. Life seemed simpler then.

Peter Troy

A memory shared by Peter Troy , on Apr 27th, 2008.

Comments & feedback

Sun May 3rd 2015, at 4:09 pm

tonystevens101 commented:

We were bombed out in Beaufoy road Battersea my mum said my dad was on leave and went back to house to get a coat he had bought me ther were 4of us 3girls1boy the coombsx

Sun May 3rd 2015, at 4:10 pm

tonystevens101 commented:

Wed Sep 16th 2015, at 7:35 pm

gould3 commented:

I was brought up at 112 Beaufoy Road and lived there from 1943 until 1969. From there I played in the debris of the war, went to grammar school in Clapham and started my teaching and married life there. As it was about to be redeveloped I stole the road sign and still have it at the back of my house.

Sat Dec 12th 2015, at 6:18 pm

alison.101 commented:

My family lived at num 67 Beaufoy rd the peacocks. I love hearing story's about all the characters that lived there.

Mon Feb 1st 2016, at 2:04 pm

alan.way2deep commented:

I lived at 71 Beaufoy from 1956, when I was born, until about 1963. Beside us at 69 was a lovely family from British Guiana in the West Indies (now Guyana). I understand our two houses were newly built where a WWII bomb hit or something. I can remember the alleyway that ran from Queenstown Rd to Wickersley Rd but little else. A tiny bit of Beaufoy Rd is still there but my school, John Burns, has been rebuilt on the site of Wycliffe School next door.

Wed Jun 15th 2016, at 5:26 pm

maria-russell-01 commented:

My nan and Granddad lived at 36 Beaufoy rd and we moved in with them in 1959 for about 2 years when we moved to Tyneham Rd. I remember the ship shop in the corner of Tyneham Rd. Went to school at St Marys Rc Battersea Nd then St William of York in Wandsworth

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