W G Grace Centenary Celebrations

W G Grace Centenary Celebrations The Centenary Celebrations for W G Grace , in Beckenham on Friday 23rd October, 2015,  who died age 67 on 23rd October 1915, “He  swung his bat and turned his arm on the green and … read more

Arts & Heritage Evening

Arts & Heritage Evening Venue 28 (formerly the studio) Friday, 17th July 2015 6.00 pm to 9.30 pm Come and enjoy paintings by local artists in this wonderful newly renovated Victorian building. Meet the artists. Free drinks and canapés with … read more

Fanfare for Beckenham

A GRAND CHARITY CONCERT with the Lewisham Concert Band Director of Music Leslie Lake and Paul Allen (Baritone), Dave Lee (Solo Horn), Derek Foster & Anthony Green (Piano Duo), and Christian Strover (Pianist and Narrator)   Link to Fanfare for … read more

David Bowie Plaque

  Foxgrove Road was David’s first home in Beckenham in 1969 before he moved later that year to Haddon Hall, an Edwardian mansion in Southend Road, where he lived until 1973.  With friends from Foxgrove Road, David founded a Folk … read more

Beckenham Heritage Group

Beckenham Heritage Group – Putting Life into Local History Timeline In 1998 Len Johnson the President of the Beckenham Photographic Society (BPS), proposed that during 1999 members should record life at the end of the 2nd Millennium. This was extended … read more

May Queens

Beckenham’s annual May Day Queen celebrations have been an integral part of the town’s heritage and, since they began in 1920, one of the highlights of the events of the summer season centred on the High Street and Croydon Road … read more

Events In 1952 … or thereabouts

Events In 1952 … or thereabouts Beckenham was the most populous town in Kent. Victor Thornton laid plans to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 by getting the Council to close Beckenham High St. to hold a … read more

March of the Women

The Suffrage Movement in and Around Beckenham. Women across the country had been seeking the right to vote in national elections since 1867, but a national organisation was not formed until 1897. In that year, the National Union of Women¹s … read more

An evening of quality music

The South London Singers’ Silver Jubilee Concert “Songs for a Summer Night”  held at the Methodist Church in Beckenham on Saturday 30 June 2007, was superb in every way, reinforcing the claim that they are the leading chamber choir in the … read more