Memories of Beckenham
I used to be a minor monitor at the ABC and when the films had finished they gave me the posters and I hung them in my bedroom. I remember one very well it was a 2001 Space Odyssey. I am now 55 years old and recently saw one sold on tv for an awful lot of money! Ahhh..if only?
My Uncle Dink (Thomas Younger) who was an invalid, used to make cardboard tanks and planes and used to sell these at Crystal Palace and Beckenham in 1920 and 1921. He was helped by my grandfather, Thomas Lang.
I passed my scholarship exams and when I was nearly 11, I started at the Beckenham County Grammar School as it was then called, in Copers Cope road. However as there were too many of us the first years classes were held at the Cricket Pavilion in Cater park? I lived just inside the 5 mile limit from The School ...Read full memory
I was married to my long standing girl friend Brenda at Elm Road, Baptist Chapel in September 1968. We had first met six years earlier at the Regal dance hall in Beckenham and after our marriage, lived in Anerley Park, Penge for eleven years before we moving to Sidcup. I retired in 2004 and we moved to Bournemouth. ...Read full memory