Children from a Wandsworth primary premiered their documentary about the Winstanley and York Road Housing Estate to an eager audience.

Pupils from Falconbrook Primary School screened their film at the Council Chamber, Battersea Arts Centre.

The year six pupils presented the entire afternoon and after the film was shown, took questions from the audience.

The audience was packed with local people, children from Falconbrook, their parents, teachers and Battersea residents at the premiere on Wednesday, April 25.

The documentary included stories of Battersea before the war, the terror of the blitz during World War Two, and the ‘slum clearances’ when the new estates were built.

The new estates were initially used to house old Battersea families but increasingly became the home to people from across London and the rest of the world.

Starring interviews with local people, the film portrays many lovely memories of Battersea residents growing up, from playing on the streets and old bombsites, to the adventure playground and the youth centres which formed such a large part of many people's childhoods.

Matthew Rosenberg, from digital works, said: “It was really lovely to see diverse generations of Battersea residents coming together for the premiere. Everybody talked about the need for a return of spaces and places for people to meet and funding for things like the adventure playground and youth clubs. So much of that has been shut down.”

The film was very well received by the audience who described it as "an absolute joy to watch”.

The project, run by digital works, was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and by the Battersea Power Foundation.

The film is now available to watch online now at