Our Good Neighbours

Our Good Neighbours is a project to commemorate 12 unsung heroes of Battersea with 12 plaques permanently installed around our historic building. 

Over the last 120 years since this old town hall was built, it has played host to many radical individuals, from the Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst to John Archer, the first black mayor of a London borough.


Battersea has also been the home to other inspiring and selfless individuals who have stood up for what they believed in and shown immense kindness and generosity to others.

Inspiration for the project is the story of George Neighbour, who lost his life rescuing others in the great fire at Arding & Hobbs in 1909. This heroic deed is commemorated by a plaque in our Grand Hall.

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1890's

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1900's

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1910's

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1920's

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1930's

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1940's

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1950's

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1960's

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1970's

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1980's

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1990's

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About the project

About the project