LCC-MFB Battersea Bridge river fire station, SW8
Built by the London County Council, Battersea Bridge river station was located by Battersea Bridge on the River Thames. It was one of four Metropolitan Fire Brigade river stations and, from 1904, the London Fire Brigade. Fireboat Gamma II was stationed there, followed by its replacement Gamma III until its closure. Although no land fire engines were stationed at Battersea, as can be seen the station maintained a wheeled escape, and a hose cart was also kept. It remained open until 1937.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library
Shapurji Saklatvala, British Communist politician
Shapurji Saklatvala (1874-1936), British politician of Indian Parsi background. He belonged to both the Labour Party and the Communist Party of Great Britain. He was elected Communist candidate for Battersea North at the 1922 General Election, with Labour Party support.
© Mary Evans / Marx Memorial Library
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Match between St. John's, Battersea and St. Mark's, Chelsea
Ornate decorative panel commemorating a football match between St. John's, Battersea and St. Mark's, Chelsea on March 6th 1907. In 1923 St. Mark's merged with St John's, the merged institution becoming the College of St Mark and St John, based in Chelsea. The College of St Mark & St John moved to Plymouth in 1973 when the Chelsea site became too small and is now known as the University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth or 'Marjon'. The two original Colleges were fierce rival institutions, both educationally and in the fields of sport and military drilling. Date: 1907
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection