Emma Anthony supported the project with talks and resources.This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and by the Battersea Power Station Foundation.On Wednesday 25th April 2018 an audience of children, parents and local people packed the beautiful old Council Chamber of Battersea Arts Centre to watch the premiere of the documentary.
I think the address was 26 Winstanley Road. The area is set for another huge change with the regeneration project planned making this a crucial time to record the history of those living there. It will focus on their daily lives and how they changed as the estate gradually expanded and became There are also lovely memories of growing up in Battersea, from playing on the streets and old bombsites, to the adventure playground and the youth centres which formed such a large part of many people's childhoods. Were on Falcon RD before that where my brother was born in a flat over the Estate Agents next to the Sweet Shop. It should also be remembered that the councillor responsible for post war re-building in the borough spent a lengthy period in jail for corruption!I lived in Speke Road from when I was born in 1950 until we were rehoused in 1955. designed, but also was a big improvement on their previous housing. It was on the cornered there was a photo of a black boy standing on the opposite corner on some site on here but I cannot find it now. Silly little houses ? My brother died in 1955 aged 4y and 11m. My grandad was also smashed up and hospitalized for weeks after leaving the bookies. this part of London for 100 years. Somalia. I remember baths in a tin bath in front of the fire. I will be posting a piece on Wandsworth’s post-war council housing next week (19 Jan 2016) and will include a link to this page.Have lived on the winstanley for over fifty years and found this to be interesting but to breefReally enjoyed reading your article. We had 2 rooms in the basement and 2 rooms on the middle floor. We lived at 60 Sporle Court for 6 years until we were rehoused with many other families to Wandsworth. It will be shown on Wednesday 9th May at 3pm and midnight, and then again on Friday the 11th May at 3pm, and on Saturday 19th May at 7.15pm. We ended up living in the 2 middle rooms as the basement was always flooded. We were move eventually to Dresden House, Dagnall Street when it had just been finished.We were at 14 Dresden House when it opened for business. That flat is now in empty space. Then wartime bombing shattered thousands of Battersea homes.For more about the history of the area north of Clapham Junction station, read this excellent This is how the sculptor Eric Gill described the Battersea of the early 20th century:The pre-estate housing was overcrowded and often a health risk. We did have an inside loo but it was shared with upstairs.
The whole area is damp due to its low lying position and the fact that an underground river – the Falcon brook – runs completely through it. "notorious" in some quarters for crime, alienation and anti-social behaviour.
Year 6 children from Falconbrook Primary School worked with Emma Anthony, archivist from Wandsworth Heritage Service, and local historian Dawn Perieira to explore the history of the area, what was there before and why it was built. It was all that people had to live in.Does anyone know if this was named after Gerrard Winstanley – the social activist during the time of Oliver Cromwell?What was the surname of your grandparents, I lived opposite the Winstanley Arms pub number 21, was born in that house 1945, maiden name was Sandra TaylorMy great grandfather great grandmother and grandad lived at 18, winstanley road in 1900 when they first got married.My grandparents lived on grant road and were moved into Shaw court. Forming a contiguous housing development the developments were built between 1956 and 1972. Those little roads and the community was destroyed to build a monstrosity of an estate to be demolished and replaced with little roads and houses it replaced!!! It will be shown again on other days and times. The Winstanley Estate is often photographed to look dark and forbidding. A lady lived upstairs. One day 50 years ago he was called to a block on Ingrave Street to take away the body of a nine-year-old boy. Battersea/Wandsworth now has completely changed to what it was, it is being built for the rich people, they don’t want places like the WinstanleyYes Andrew I remember you, Tottenham mad but a good guyAndrew I would be interested to find out what you have done since leaving school. the estate as their first home in London from the Caribbean and Indian sub-continent and, more recently, from The old houses were owned by landlords who were unable to maintain their property adequately due to the “controlled” low rents the tenants were paying. Even in the 70’s there was trouble as my dad and uncle’s were betten senseless by a group of lads of mixed colour (not racist) so even from the early days its been a rough joint. One section focuses on the domestic life of tight-knit Battersea families in Maysoule Road.One irony of post-war ‘slum’ clearance is that the Victorian terraced houses that survive in Little India and Atherton Street can now fetch a million pounds each.Several of the residents of the area that became the Winstanley Estate still post on the excellent ‘Battersea Pictures’ Facebook Group.
He refused to leave until he was promised that we’d be rehoused.