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

Beddington, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Post Office Sports Field

When I was a child in the 1940s, this sports field belonged to the Post Office. Occasionally there would be a horse in residence and this is where I had my first and only ride on such an animal. The stadium on the left caught fire one night and, it all being wood, burnt down to the ground. The area immediately ...Read full memory

The Grange Fire

I too remember the fire and going to see the ruins the day after. I had previously gone there fairly regularly for speech therapy while I was at Holy Trinity Primary School. I vaguely remember the rather ornate internal wooden panelling. At the time of the fire I believe the building also housed a dental office, and the ...Read full memory

Summer Days Boating On The Lake

Wonderful memories this photo brings back. In the 1950's after school we would take girls out in the boats...then eat ice cream with soft drinks from the Grange cafe. Beddinton Park and the Grange were the best of times for young romance in the summer. Ron Shelley

A memory of Beddington by Rone Shelley