Cheyne Wharf from the Chelsea Embankment in the 1950’s.
‘1940’s: Soldiers baked bread 24 hours a day during WW2 to feed the troops. They were based in the Mulberry Harbour after D-Day on a boat built by Chelsea Yacht & Boat Company called AK4710. Pictured here is the crew aboard the boat.
1874: Old Battersea Bridge
Greaves painted from his house on Cheyne Walk, overlooking the river and today Chelsea Yacht & Boat Company have named their latest boat in his honour.
1863: Battersea Reach,
Whistler came to Chelsea in around 1860. The Thames was a constant theme and inspiration in his work.
1790s: Battersea Church and Bridge, with Chelsea Beyond