Sad news on Mothers Day
3:13pm Tuesday 5th April 2011 in Your Say
Alice Taylor mum to Paul and Jack died at the age of 98. Alice lived in Battersea before the war and survived a direct hit on her home in St Johns Hill eventually lived on Surrey Lane and Kambala estates. I first met Alice at age 64 when she volunteered to help paint the Battersea mural near Battersea bridge in 1977 Alice liked the idea of campaigning and joined Battersea Redevelopment Action Group to demand that new building included affordable housing on the Morgan site. She then joined Battersea Power Station Community Group and campaigned for local people to be included in that plan. She was active till her 90th year and attended the 20th anniversary party of that campaign in Ethelberga Hall. She was stalwart of Battersea Labour Party and helped with electioneering local councillors and for the MP She was a leader of Surrey Lane Tenants Association and successfully took the council to court over condensation resulting in major repairs. Alice was very determined and a sense of what was right and wrong. I realise she had a good innings as they say but it is sad to hear she has gone Based on information supplied by Brian Barnes.