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Stephen Saunders Court

A Memory of Battersea

i was born in Meyrick Road in 1955, we then moved to Stephen Saunders Court when I was 18 months old and lived there until 11. I went to Belleville School.
My dad was from a large family called Cullip who mainly lived in Odger Street. We spent many a Saturday on the step outside The Clock House pub with lemonade and a packet of crisps! I used to spend most days at the swings in Wandsworth Common and went to Girls Life Brigade in the church hall at the bottom of Bolingbroke Grove, I think it was a Methodist church but I am sure someone can put me right.
We used to go down Northcote lane for the market and if my mum had any spare pennies (not very often) I used to be allowed an icecream in the icecream parlour Northcote (was it called DiMarco's?)
My maiden name is Cullip and went to school with Ann Brodie and Lynn Davies

Comments & feedback

Fri Jun 5th 2015, at 9:52 pm

a.peterkin commented:

My name is Tony Peterkin And I was born in 1950 at 100, Meyrick Road. The were quite a few Peterkins in Meyrick Road, as well as Buckinghams and Speers. We were all moved away by 1965 to make way for 'Slum Clearance'. I recall lots of talk about corruption in the Council and recall 'T Dan Smith' an 'entrepreneur' being found guilty of wrongdoing. I went back recently and wished I had not. What a dump. Slums replaced by slums.

Tue Jun 9th 2015, at 8:22 pm

oakwood83 commented:

I lived in Longhedge from 1947-1966 went to latchmere school
Then Tennyson street Carole Marsh would love to hear from
Anyone of that period

Sat Jul 11th 2015, at 10:12 am

crawleyspider commented:

My wife,Joy Benniman lived right opposite the Cullips in Odger Street, Battersea. We remember Elsie,Jack especially. REGARDS, Bill Waller.

Sat Jul 11th 2015, at 5:34 pm

m3vkb commented:

Hi Bill I will be seeing Jack next week at my sons wedding so will remember your wife to him. Elsie is too old to come but is doing well. My dad was Vic who is sadly no longer with us. Jack and Elsie are the only surviving Cullips.

Thu Feb 23rd 2017, at 5:52 pm

sarahmartin commented:

Hi Tony Peterkin. My grand-parents lived at no 8 Meyrick Road and I have so many happy memories of their home. So sad that those dwellings were flattened. My parents lived in Latchmere Grove, which also went under the bulldozer! In the 80's a friend bought an identical property in Tooting - it was so weird walking round a replica of the house I grew up in until I was 6 years old! When they sold it, it was worth a fortune. Awful that people were moved out of their homes in that way. Nothing was every built on the land at Latchmere Grove. It's a public open space. I too re-visited Meyrick Road a few years ago and was so disappointed.

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