Police are searching for information after two teenagers robbed an 11 year old boy of his money and assaulted at a bus stop in Battersea. The boy was waiting at a bus stop near the Londis store in Falcon Road with a friend, when he was approached by another boy and girl .Then then robbed him. This was Wednesday September 28. He then went onto the 319 bus and sat downstairs and the two teens went to sit upstairs. Once he got off the bus the 11-year-old called the police. The girl was described as being black and wore a black quilted jacket, blue jeans and red and purple rucksack. If you have any information or recognise either of the two youths shown in the picture, please call the local police on 101.
Battersea power station – Pink Floyd - A brief history Pink Floyd have always been known nearly as much for the iconic artwork associated with their albums as their music. The cover of Animals being no exception. Released on 23rd January 1977 by harvest records in the UK and Columbia in the USA , it was the tenth album by Pink Floyd. The albums iconic cover consists of a picture of a pig floating between two of the chimneys at Battersea power station. It was designed by the bands long term artwork designer and friend Storm Thorgeson of Hipgnosis studios. Once the album had been finished, work began on its cover. Storm having been the designer of the band's previous album covers was called upon to come up with some ideas, He originally came up with a couple of ideas to show the band. One idea involved an idea of a small child looking into his parents' bedroom to find them having sex: "copulating, like animals!" None of these idea came to fruition and unusually the final design idea came from Roger Waters, the bands bassist and one of the main songwriters. He drove past the power station nearly every day as he lived nearby , so it was heavily engrained in his thoughts. The building was coming towards the end of its working life at this point and was in a state of general disrepair. A view of the building was chosen for the cover image, and the band commissioned German company Ballon Fabrik (who had previously constructed the famous Zeppelin airships) to build the inflatable pig with the help of Australian artist and designer Jeffery Shaw. It was over 30ft long and known affectionately as Algie. During the photo shoot for the album cover, Algie broke loose from its tethers on the second day and, much to the astonishment of the pilots of approaching passenger jets, it escaped into the flight path of Heathrow airport not far away. Police helicopters were called in to track its course, until it landed in a farm in Kent. The owner of the farm was apparently most annoyed that a giant Pig had frightened his cows ! Peter Watts is the author of “Up In Smoke” a book on Battersea Power Station> He is on record as saying he thinks possibly one of the main reasons the power station has such worldwide recognition is due to it having appeared on the cover of the album in 1977. To mark the re-issue of Pink Floyd's 14 studio albums by their record label EMI Music, another giant inflatable pink pig was flown above Battersea Power Station in London. This was September 26, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Paul Hackett/Files
Last night (16th November) two trees were cut down in mindless acts of vandalism in Fred Wells Gardens, Battersea. Apparently the trees were approximately 60 and 40 years old. During the second cutting down it seems the vandals were forced to flee leaving the chainsaw stuck in the tree. The police are investigating, but if you have any information as to who might be responsible then please contact Wandsworth police on 101. original article
Watch Video Here Further to our previous post on Peter Dazeley's wonderful pictures of the Power Station, we have just discovered this video (although its actually quite old) of the inside from 2013. Sorry we are late to the game, but its a great video so worth sharing. The Telegraph newspaper visited Battersea Power Station before it changed forever - watch this film to get a rare look inside the Grade II listed building. In November 2013 The Telegraph was one of the final visitors to Battersea Power Station, gaining rare access to the building before its regeneration began.
If you cast your eyes skywards tonight, you will see the moon as it is it's closest distance to Earth in seventy years. Since 1948 in fact. At tonights perigee (Closest point in its orbit) it will appear up to a third brightr and about 14 % bigger than normal. It won't happen again until 2034, so go and take advantage of this rare and beautiful astronomical event. Moonrise is the best time to view the Moon, clouds and weather permitting, of course. At this time, illusion mixes with reality to make a low-hanging Moon that looks unnaturally large when compared to foreground objects.The the average distance from Earth is 237,700 miles but tonight it will only be 221,524 miles. So close you can almost touch it.
Five years from now this iconic Grade II-listed building will be the new office space to over 1,500 Apple workers and bear no resemblance to its current state. Before it's changed forever however, photographer Peter Dazeley has taken an amazing set of pictures showing the interior as is currently stands.Possibly the final glimpse of how it looks, it's well worth checking out the pictures of the interior and workings of what was once the first of its kind, producing over 400,000 kilowatts of electricity on the banks of the Thames in South West London. Original Article All photos credited to Peter Dazeley You can read more about his projects and work here: http://www.peterdazeley.com/
The wonderful Laurence Ackland Smith – Battersea’s longest serving volunteer – has celebrated his 30th year of service with the Home. Laurence – an avid dog lover – began volunteering as a dog walker on 16 October 1986 as his son was allergic to dogs, meaning they could not have one at home. Since then, Laurence has donated 12,000 hours of his time, walking dogs for approximately 7,500 miles or roughly 290 marathons! Battersea’s Director of Operations Peter Laurie and Head of Volunteering & Fostering Charlotte Fielder awarded a Certificate of Achievement to Laurence, who explained it was his “love of dogs and the appreciation from the charity” that has kept him volunteering with the Home for so long. Upon accepting his certificate, Laurence gave a few words beginning with “If you think this is a retirement speech, it isn’t!”. These days Laurence particularly looks forward to the Home’s monthly visits to the Chelsea Pensioners at the neighbouring Royal Hospital, providing the pensioners with cuddles and interactions from our dogs. Laurence started visiting the Royal Hospital in 2010 and has become such a firm favourite with staff and the pensioners that they threw an additional party for him during his visit last week. A hero at Battersea Thanks to important funding from the generous players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Battersea is able to recognise and reward the achievements of its volunteers. Charlotte Fielder, Battersea’s Head of Volunteering & Fostering commented “Laurence is a hero at Battersea, not just because he has been volunteering with us for so long, but because he is such a committed, reliable and lovely person. He totally embodies the values of the Home and he continually demonstrates love, care and respect for our animals.” If like Laurence, you would like to volunteer at any of the homes, you can visit here: Battersea Dogs Home Volunteering
THE NIGHT THAT AUTUMN TURNED TO WINTER Little Bulb Theatre Co-produced by Bristol Old Vic and Farnham MaltingsWeekdays 7-21 Dec and 3-6 Jan | 10:30am and 1:30pmAll other dates (inc. weekends) 11am and 2:30pmAdults £15, Children & Concs £10 | Family Ticket £44*Tickets include a programme worth £4For children aged 3-7 'Silliness and wonder...in bumper Christmas-size portions'★★★★ The Guardian This Christmas, join award-winning Little Bulb Theatre (Antarctica) on an unforgettable woodland adventure with songs, silliness and plenty of audience interaction.Winter is on its way, and deep in the wild wood, animals of all shapes and sizes are busy getting ready for the cold season ahead. Spot the squirrels, find the fox and meet the hares on the night that their world turns into a magical snow shimmering wilderness.Little Bulb Theatre's previous shows for children include the sell-out Antarctica in 2014. This year they will once again be performing as part of the CBeebies Christmas Show, recorded at The Sheffield Crucible Theatre. Their shows for adults include Extravaganza Macabre, Orpheus and Operation Greenfield.Running Time: 50 mins *£44 Family Ticket: Treat your nearest and dearest. See the show as a group of 4 people for £44. Just add 4 tickets to your basket (minimum 2 child tickets) and the discount will be applied automatically.Babes in Arms: We are happy for families to bring babes-in-arms up to the age of 18 months without a ticket. Any child older than this will require a seat and a ticket. Illustration by Dave Bain Book Here
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There is still no news on what caused the massive fire on an industrial estate in south west London a few months ago. Police say they were called at 9.15pm on July 13th to the Parkfield Industrial Estate in Battersea. No Injuries were reported.