(Courtesy John Rattray – Balham Society with update by Helen Redmond)
Many notable people who live or have lived in Balham, including:
In 1982 Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees directed a short film based on the famous sketch Balham – Gateway to the South, written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden and most famously performed by Peter Sellers. The Peter Sellers version was produced by George Martin, later producer for the Beatles.
Historical pictures of J. Sainsbury in Balham:
Historical Books of Balham:
A HISTORY OF DU CANE COURT: LAND, ARCHITECTURE, PEOPLE AND POLITICS
A book is now available on an imposing ‘art deco’ building in Balham, which was reckoned to be the largest block of privately owned flats under one roof in Europe at the time when it was built.