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What is it like in Battersea?
The tradition of local government in England was based on the Parish. Population growth in London during the 19th century demanded new arrangements, and the Metropolitan Borough of Battersea was created in 1899, with the boundaries described above. It was in 1965 combined with the neighbouring Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth to form the London Borough of Wandsworth. The former Battersea Town Hall, opened in 1893, is now the Battersea Arts Centre.
The former parish of Battersea included, in a detached part, a few hundred acres at Penge (and/or Crystal Palace).
Michael Flanders, half of the 1960s comedy duo Flanders and Swann, often made fun at Donald Swann for living in Battersea. Morrissey mentions Battersea in his song "You're the One for Me, Fatty". Babyshambles recorded the song "Bollywood to Battersea" for a 2005 charity album Help!: A Day in the Life.
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Battersea is currently divided into five Wandsworth wards. The Member of Parliament for the Battersea constituency since 6 May 2010 has been the Conservative Jane Ellison.
The following people have lived, or currently live, in Battersea:
The settlement appears in the Domesday Book as Patricesy, held by St Peter's Abbey, Westminster. Its Domesday Assets were: 18 hides and 17 ploughlands of cultivated land; 7 mills worth £42 9s 8d per year, 82 acres (33 ha) of meadow, woodland worth 50 hogs. It rendered (in total): £75 9s 8d.
could pay for all the care our hand-reared puppies and kittens need.
Watch the show from the comfort of your own home, on BBC Two in early October. Tune into BBC Two to watch the first programme in a new, two-year series called Performance Live, that will put live performance on TV in a collaboration between Arts Council England, BBC Arts and Battersea Arts Centre.
The borough elected the first black mayor in 1913 when John Archer took office, and in 1922 elected the Bombay-born Communist Party member Shapurji Saklatvala as MP for Battersea; one of only two communist members of Parliament.
Inspired by the success of London Stories in 2013, we are curating a festival of true stories from people who have arrived in London and tried to make this city their new home.
Battersea's radical reputation gave rise to the Brown Dog affair, when in 1904 the National Anti-Vivisection Society sought permission to erect a drinking fountain celebrating the life of a dog killed by vivisection. The fountain, forming a plinth for the statue of a brown dog, was installed near in the Latchmere Recreational Grounds, became a cause célèbre, fought over in riots and battles between medical students and the local populace until its removal in 1910.
Generally, private BBQs are not allowed.
would give sick cats and dogs round-the-clock nursing care.
Other smaller estates include York Road, Somerset, Savona, Badric Court, the Peabody Estate, Wynter Street Estate, Ethelburga Estate, Kambala Estate and Carey Gardens.
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would give frightened dogs and cats the care and treatment they need to recover.
We aim to never turn away a dog or cat in need of help, caring for them until their owners or loving new homes can be found, no matter how long it takes. We are champions for, and supporters of, vulnerable dogs and cats, determined to create lasting changes for animals in our society. Every year, we care for over 8,000 dogs and cats.
Theatre Ad Infinitum's nightmarish tale of love, betrayal and technological power returns.
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In 1929, construction started on Battersea Power Station, being completed in 1939. From the late 18th century to comparatively recent times Battersea, and certainly north Battersea, was established as an industrial area with all of the issues associated with pollution and poor housing affecting it.
Battersea is a largely residential inner-city district of south London in the London Borough of Wandsworth, England. It has Battersea Park, one of southwest London's main parks, and is on the south side of the River Thames, 2.9 miles (4.8 km) south-west of Charing Cross.
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Battersea has a large area of mid-20th century public housing estates, almost all located north of the main railway lines and spanning from Fairfield in the west to Queenstown in the east.
A series of music gigs celebrating the UK’s best homegrown talent and unique artists from around the globe.
would help pay for the care needed by some of our dogs and cats.
The original village nucleus is marked by St. Mary's Church, which is on a site that has featured churches since the 9th Century. (The present church, which was completed in 1777, hosted the marriage of William Blake and Catherine Blake née Boucher in 1782; Benedict Arnold, his wife, Peggy Shippen and their daughter were buried in its crypt.)
Historically a part of Surrey, Battersea was centred on a church established on an island at the mouth of the Falconbrook; a small river that rises in Tooting Bec Common and flowed underground through south London to the River Thames.
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Watch animals up close and explore the large sandpit, diggers, fort, life-sized tractor and fire engine.
Some parts of Battersea have become known for drug-dealing. The Winstanley and York Road council estates have developed a reputation for such offences and were included in a zero-tolerance "drug exclusion zone" in 2007.
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In 2011, Battersea had a population of 73,345. The district was also 52.2% of White British origin, as against an average for Wandsworth of 53.3%.
can buy beds, bowls, toys and treats to give comfort to five dogs in our care.
What a wonderful little zoo in the middle of Battersea Park. Just the right size for little legs to walk around. Staff were really friendly. The play areas were excellent. Enough animals to see for a great afternoon out. Will be going back very soon.
Battersea Arts Centre and GOAT Music collaborate to present a musical spectacle celebrating the UK’s best homegrown talent and unique artists from around the globe, in the intimate and beautiful setting of the Council Chamber.
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