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
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??
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
We used to live on East Hill estate, the bottom end number 69 Peter Head House. My mum Bobby, my 2 brothers, graham and Steven, me (Lorraine), and my sister Michelle - we had great fun there playing in the playground at the back of our block. We used to go to the sweet shop on the corner to get our black jacks and fruit salad ...Read full memory
I was born in HARLETON STREET off Battersea Bridge Road around the corner to Battersea Police Station. My grandparents llived there as young newly weds and grandma gave birth to 11 children in the same house. My father took. Over the house when grandma died. So the memories go way back. The time after the end of ...Read full memory
I was born in 1950 at 45 Winstanley Road, the house next door to Foxwells the bakers on the corner of Speke Road. Opposite my house was the Church of the Nazarene where I went to Sunshine corner on a Sunday. Directly opposite my house was the off license, we called it 'the old mans', and further up the road was Franks fish ...Read full memory
A lady writing on here mentioned a couple of places in Battersea that bring back memories. First of all, she mentioned Meyrick Road. I never lived there, but my mum and dad did when my mum was carrying me. My mum and dad were Mr. and Mrs.Fomes, Alfred (Alf) and Olive. I believe they were evicted for being overcrowded! I believe ...Read full memory
I lived in Battersea from about 1939 to 1949 when we moved to Hornsey in North London. We lived with my grandparents who owned the Southern Dining Rooms, a transport café opposite the marshalling yards, just at the end of the Dogs Home bridge. My grandmother's cooking was renowned up and down ...Read full memory
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
My memories scan over 50 years, I lived in Anhalt Road and then Ethelburga Street and spent countless hours in the Park. The funfare, with fireworks every Friday night for the end of war celebrations, the tree walk along the riverbank. The smell of the leaves composting in the big bins near the gardeners lodge, the swings ...Read full memory
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