The Battersea Society: News Blog

News Blog

This page is for news and information which doesn't have an obvious place elsewhere on the website. Do get in touch if you come across anything you think might be worthy of attention.

The Extra Bridge....

Posted on: 7 March 2017 at 09:27:35

Do you know this bridge?

In his recent newsletter Councillor Tony Belton writes: "My fellow councillor, Simon Hogg, came across this fascinating picture (above) of a bridge built during the war and linking Battersea Park to the end of Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea. It was apparently built as a back up to Chelsea and Albert Bridges in case either of them were put out of action by German bombing raids. Simon says that in 1948 it was taken down and shipped to Uganda, then of course, part of the British Empire. The questions that arise include: Do you remember this bridge? Did you ever cross it? Do you know where in Uganda it ended up? Do you know anything about it? Were there other back-up bridges elsewhere in London?"

Any answers?

Invitation to Wandsworth Health Event 14 March 2017

Posted on: 6 March 2017 at 18:27:48

Health Event

If you are interested in registering for a place at this important event click here, or phone 020 8251 0591 as (at the time of writing) the eventbrite link does not work.