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A Memory of Battersea

As a boy in the 1950s I went to Christchurch Primary School in Este Road. I remember vividly going to church in a hall in the old church grounds while the new church was being built. The old church (shown in this photo) was destroyed during the war. I even remember nagging my mother to buy a brick with my name on it as a donation for the new building.
I just wish I could remember the Vicar's name at that time so if anybody can remember him or any of his staff at the time let me know.

A memory shared by Raymond Oswin , on Apr 2nd, 2010.

Comments & feedback

Mon Jul 28th 2014, at 9:52 pm

dbarnesatgrand commented:

The vicar name was DR GORDON

Thu Nov 6th 2014, at 12:31 pm

appletonsyd commented:

Sat Mar 21st 2015, at 1:43 pm

Eileen Coleman commented:

Miss Brookes was the deaconess at Christ Church, She came to the school to give us scripture lessons. When we went into Mrs.Reads class we had Mr.Gordon. I remember they were both lovely people.

Thu Feb 23rd 2017, at 5:44 pm

sarahmartin commented:

I was probably a little after your time, born in 1954 I attended Christchurch Primary for two years before my family moved to Streatham in the early 60's. We lived in Latchmere Grove, which was demolished, sadly. Many fond memories of those early years; Battersea Park - The Grotto, Guinness Clock, Funfair, Tree Walk, the Fountains and the Zoo; Latchmere Baths; the Italian ice cream seller in Northcote Road where we went to the market each week; the pie and mash shop at the junction of Falcon Road; Arding & Hobbs, which I could see lit up from our sitting room window ..... My grand-parents were Howe and we lived on the top floor with my Aunt Nell and Uncle Vic still living at home on the ground and first floors. Next door were the Cook family, my Aunt Rose and Uncle Arthur on the ground floor and his parents living upstairs. Nell married and moved to Shillington St. My father's parents were Martin and lived in Meyrick Road. Many happy memories of their home too. If any of this rings a bell with anyone, do leave me a message!

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