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This year's pumpkin - a tribute to Battersea Power Station.

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Summer in the city.

Hot town.

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Battersea A (completed in 1934) was fitted out with Art Deco control rooms, polished parquet floors and an Italian marble turbine hall. One Hyde Park can GTFO.

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Hoxton Square hipstamatic.

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C'mon, guys. Dig for victory.

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Recent Battersea finds:

Bits and pieces. Some of these patterns are rather lurid.

A few larger, sturdier pieces (planters?), bits of plate, tiles and some good ole London clay pipe stems.

Piece de resistance: a fully intact 'Doulton Lambeth' ink bottle.

I saw this little treasure peeking out of the dirt and was amazed when it came out in one piece.  Doulton ink bottles date from 1850-1890.  Based on the mark, this one is probably 1860s.  Bulkier bottles like this would have been used to top up ink wells in school desks or fancy writing sets.  Or sit on a windowsill next to a chili plant.  Well…that’s what it’ll be doing in my flat, at least.

For more Battersea Park finds, click here.

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Happy summer, London.  Here’s an oft-recalled sight:

Fat kids on the pavement.

Fat kids on the pavement.

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