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.

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

Crystal Palace

I was born in Palace Road in 1940. I remember the bombing and in particular sitting on the steps watching a doodlebug fly over. The area was eventually evacuated and we, with ...Read full memory

A memory of Beckenham by David Lee

Minor Monitor At The Abc 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?

A memory of Beckenham by Paul Ruffle