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

David Bowie Concert 2016

Last Saturday, 13th August 2016, a thousand Bowie fans arrived in Croydon Road Recreation Ground in Beckenham from all over the World.  (Photo by Cliff Watkins) They were in the park to enjoy the third concert to raise funds to restore the … read more

David Bowie Festival 2016

Info from https://www.facebook.com/bowies.beckenham.oddity/ BECKENHAM FUNDRAISER TICKETS ON SALE NOW “And away they soared…” Bowie’s Beckenham Oddity is an annual fundraiser which David Bowie supported by providing signed items for auction at the event. This year the Bowie Archive has donated … 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