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1-7 September 1914: Belgian Refugees in Balham

On 4th September, the South Western Star reported on the receiving depot for Belgian refugees at St Luke’s, Ramsden Road. On the Monday of that week twenty-seven refugees had arrived, nine more came on Tuesday and a further seven on Wednesday. 436 more words

Home Front

National Burger Day

One of the co-founders of #LondonBookClub decided last year that the only way to celebrate her birthday was to make it a national holiday and along with Mr Hyde came up with the idea of National Burger Day. 553 more words


The Photographs

Prints from the walks are now on show in two local venues. The panoramas are all slightly different sizes but measure around 40 inches in length. 44 more words

Battersea penthouse reaches the height of luxury

A £7.5m penthouse in Richard Roger’s iconic Montevetro is a new high, says Cheryl Markosky.

Tall buildings are all the rage in the capital, with 236 edifices of more than 20 storeys proposed, or already under construction, according to New London Architecture. 541 more words


National Burger Day (Battersea)

I think I need to change the name of this blog to Burger and Burger… 981 more words

South London

London’s first casualties in France, August 1914

The British Expeditionary Force arrived in France in mid-August 1914. Part of the force was the first overseas wartime contingent of the Royal Flying Corps. Sadly, two of London’s first Great War casualties were among these airmen: E.W.C. 1,494 more words

Ordinary Londoners

Measurable Improvement?

It’s nice when you come off a training session that you felt went really well.  This happened to me yesterday and I just wanted to boast a bit about it here :-) 210 more words