1,345 more photos of Norfolk & Cumbria in June 2017 Release

Beckenham, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Beckenham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Patient And Later Staff Nurse At The Old Cottage Hospital

In the late 1940s as a child I used to play in the park along side the hospital and remember very young cutting my foot in the paddling pool. A child who was playing with me ( we had no adults with us ) insisted on taking me to the Casualty Dept were I recall they kept asking me if I ...Read full memory

A memory of Beckenham by Pat Roberts

Remembering The High Street As A Young Child

I remember going into the Prompt Cafe with my parents along the High Street. As a young child, I can recall seeing loads of little mats or coasters on the wall. Yes, I also remember the strong smell of the roasted coffee beans. Every Friday in the 1960s my parents had lunch in the Regal, now ...Read full memory

Abc Regent Cinema

In the autumn of 1967, at the age of 14, my friends and I each lit a cigarette, raised ourselves to our full height, summoned up our gruffest voices, and walked up to the kiosk in the ABC to proffer our cash to gain entry to our first ever X-film (entry for 18 and over only). The film was the Dirty Dozen, and, somehow or ...Read full memory

A memory of Beckenham by Peter Leach