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Beckenham Through Time by David R. Johnson, Cliff Watkins
  

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Beckenham Through Time by David R. Johnson, Cliff Watkins

For a London suburb, Beckenham is surprisingly leafy, forming part of the South East London Green Chain. Originally a Kent village, it remained a rural farming area interspersed with large, gracious estates until the mid-nineteenth century, when the railway arrived bringing prosperity and a huge boost in population. Home to a number of estates that later became large parks, the area retains much of the gentile and rural charm of its past. The area also plays host to a number of historic buildings, and is home to one of the oldest lychgates in England, dating back to the thirteenth century. Using a beautiful selection of old and new photographs, author David R. Johnson invites the reader to join him on a nostalgic and picturesque journey through time, telling the fascinating story of how Beckenham has grown into the vibrant community it is today.

About the Author

Cliff Watkins has lived in Beckenham since 1965. For the last twelve years he has been involved in or organised a score of heritage themed books, events and activities involving a wide range of people and organisations from a photo CD recording the millennium in 2000, a book and two concerts in 2005 marking the sixtieth anniversary of the end of the Second World War, and a fifth concert called March of the Women.

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Publication date

11th September 2014

Author

David R. Johnson, Cliff Watkins

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Publisher

Amberley Publishing

Format

Paperback
96 pages

Categories

Places in old photographs

ISBN

9781445619767

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