Tuesday 28 September 2010

Battersea/Vauxhall/PatMore London Hall of Fame R.I.P.

Battersea/Vauxhall/PatMore London Hall of Fame R.I.P.

The Battersea Hall of Fame was a major illegal Graffiti Hall Of Fame in the dark depths of South London from the early 90's to around 2002, not everyone knew about it but many people painted there. It is a series of huge train Track support walls that rose above the junk dealers in Nine Elms, Battersea opposite the Patmore Estate Drury House, on Stewarts Road.

Early 1990's

Dice & Gasp TSM 1994 Photo courtesy of Imerse ID
"PatMore estate SW8, the home of TSM since 1971!!!" - Dice

Color 1993 Photo courtesy of Imerse ID
"I remember Color doing this just after i got done for being Dice, he bombed everywhere Dise is innocent!. He went and racked some homestyles from Texas homecare in Wandsworth, and freestyled this on the wasteground. It was summer '93 i think." - Dice

Juliet by Color 1993 Photo courtesy of Imerse ID
"Juliet" Color's misses. He'd just got together with her, so he was doing a lot of Juliet pieces including a top-to bottom wholecar on a northern line all in buntlacks! lol. Give him retrospective props....He did this one on his jacks, when battersea was hot, all racked paint from Texas homecare in Wandsworth again! He also wrote "New" for a year or two, also did a few New district lines." - Dice

The late 1990's

Zomby Fiza DDS 1999? Photos Photo courtesy of Band DDS

Bozo DDS 1999? Photos courtesy of Band DDS

The early 2000's


Gehad & Nek (Greece) 2002

Neas DPM 2002

Boer DBS 2002

Gehad 2002

Shucks One ID & Neas DPM 2002

Gehad 2002

Tracksiders 2002

Gehad & Aeon SDM 2002

Shucks One ID Trackside Throw-up 2002

At the end alot of people were getting arrested there. One day as we were climbing through the fence to scope it out, we saw a bunch of writers getting bagged by British Transport Police. That day Neas told us about another Hall Of Fame not far, so he took us to Wandsworth instead, and the rest is history....
The Battersea Hall of Fame is a gated business now

U.K. Hip-Hop is Dead Part 1


Anonymous said...

I lived on patmore, Stroudley house. Was about 10 years old in '91 and remember hanging around those concrete pillars and seeing all the graffiti. Those were the days!

Anonymous said...

Great photos and history there mate.

Does anyone know of similar illegal or legal hall of fames around London that are still going?

I'm after some decent photos.



The Kool Skool said...

many thanks for the comment, there are a few in London, some of them are better than others, but most of them are here:
Hope that is of some help, also flickr is good for HOF groups.
All the best

Anonymous said...

I remember seeing dise lined out by fuel or prime in there or tpfuel going over his peice.

Anonymous said...

i have some more flicks of the battersea hall of fame if interested! thanx for the great post! peace

The Kool Skool said...

Thanks, I would like those leave your email in a comment, I won't post your email, but I will get in touch. Many thanks! Peace


Patmore has been a home for Hip Hop Culture from the Early 1980's.
In terms of the Hip Hop Jams that took place in The Patmore Youth Club.

But I didn't know about the Wall of fame. I lived in Cudworth House from 1977 to 1994. My mother continued to live on the Estate after that..

We were S.A.S breakers and poppers. A friend who danced with us did a little Graf in Kerry Gardens Car park where we practiced. Good ol days right!!!!!