Event – Victorian Day, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, 3 October


Step into the past with Battersea’s Victorian Day

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, 4 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4AA

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fee: Entry fee of £2 for adults, £1 children

On Saturday 3 October Battersea Dogs & Cats Home will be transformed back to Victorian times, to pay homage to its visionary founder Mary Tealby. Experience life as it was for residents of the Home over 150 years ago through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Battersea’s Victorian Day.

Victorian characters will give a fascinating insight into life for the dogs arriving at the ‘Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs’, as it was then known. Enjoy a tour of our kennels and cattery, gain a glimpse into life as a stray dog on the streets in the 1860s and marvel at our museum of wonder. Have your photograph taken with Queen Victoria; enjoy our accordion playing musician and try your luck at some of the games from yesteryear.

Feeling peckish? A hearty plate of pie and mash will be available at lunch time; you’ll find a selection of ‘old favourites’ at our sweet shop stand and there will be a contest to find the best Victoria sponge, whilst visitors will get piece of the action choosing from a range of our tempting treats to enjoy for themselves.

For more information and images please contact 020 7627 9333 or email press@battersea.org.uk

About Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

  • Established in 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home aims never to turn away a dog or cat in need of our help. We reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners through our Lost Dogs & Cats Line or care for them until new homes can be found for them, giving them shelter and the highest standards of kennelling and veterinary care.
  • Since it was founded, Battersea has rescued, reunited and rehomed over 3.1 million dogs and cats.
  • For further information on Battersea Dogs & Cats Home please visit battersea.org.uk.
  • Follow Battersea on Twitter @BDCH or facebook.com/Battersea

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