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Little Known Facts about Battersea

  • Battersea has appeared in many British films over the years. The Power Station can be seen in Spice Girls – The Movie. Scenes from End of the Affair, 101 Dalmations and Wilde were all filmed in Battersea Park.

  • Buster Merryfield, who played Uncle Albert in Britain's favourite sitcom, Only Fools And Horses, was born in Battersea on 27th November 1920.

  • The first football match ever played under Football Association rule took place on 9th January 1863, at Battersea Park.

  • Famous residents include comedian Jack Dee, celebrities Simon and Yasmin Le Bon, and chef Gordon Ramsey. 007 star Roger Moore was also born here in 1927.

  • Lady bicyclists shocked locals by riding in Battersea Park in the 1890s. They had been banned from Hyde Park!

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