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Cabbie’s Curios: In Town

In Town‘, a cheerful sculpture depicting two parents holding their young child aloft, can be viewed close to the southern end of Battersea Bridge.

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The piece was created in 1983 by John Ravera, a sculptor who trained at the Camberwell School of Art and whose outdoor works can be spotted at various locations across the UK, Hong Kong and Tokyo. John passed away in 2006.

Originally, ‘In Town‘ incorporated a little bird towards which the child was reaching, but this feature is now sadly missing.

In Town missing bird

Candid Capital: Shop Smash

Shop Smash

Shop Smash
An abandoned, vandalized mini-supermarket on Battersea’s Westbridge Road, November 2012.