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

Cha Cha Cha

when I was courting my future husband and I used to go to private dance classes at the ABC cinema, upstairs to learn the cha cha cha. Fond memories

Fond Memories

I too have wonderful memories of walking down to Beckenham High Street, from Elmers End (seemed like a million miles to a four-year-old with little legs!) and passing by the toy shop and putting in a penny to watch the train go around... then walking down past the coffee shop with its pungent odor (which smelled horrible to a ...Read full memory

A memory of Beckenham by Jan Pacitti