Bexleyheath, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Dolcis

Ah, Dolcis' shoe shop where most shoes cost 49shillings and eleven pence. I was born in Woolwich Road then moved to Pelham Road and worked at Hides in 1958, Then at Wheeler's Library where my boss was a little old lady who always dressed in black and reminded me of Queen Victoria. She would eat calves foot jelly for her health, and ...Read full memory

Bexleyheath Circa 1950''S

I lived in Faygate Crescent, Bexleyheath.  Schools I remember are Upton Rd, Gravel Hill and Bexleyheath Secondary Modern. I have fond memories of the girls school across the playing fields from Graham Rd (can't remember it's name) but I think it was divided by a chain mail fence and a footpath with locked ...Read full memory

A memory of Bexleyheath by Alan Ford

The Good Old Days

In the mid 1950's I used to work as a  young school boy on a Saturday morning for the butcher ( I think his surname was Finch) just out of shot on the extreme left of the picture. I used to ride a delivery bicycle, small wheel at the front with a large wicker basket. The photographer had his back to the Co-op and ...Read full memory

A memory of Bexleyheath by David Roth