Enid Blyton’s Education in Beckenham

Enid Blyton’s Education in Beckenham Enid enjoyed her time in her schools in Beckenham where she learned so much and made good friends, which education and people helped her to become an ‘author who inspired generations of young readers.’ Link to pdf file   Enid … read more

Beckenham’s Fire Stations

There are three fire station buildings in Beckenham. In the year 2000, the Copers Cope Area Residents Association marked the Millennium by placing a Plaque above the Water Spout on the building used by Beckenham’s first Fire Brigade from 1872 … read more

The 54 Bus Route

In days of yore, the 54 bus passed through Beckenham from Croydon to Woolwich Arsenal. It had been the main bus route linking Woolwich, Lewisham, Beckenham and Croydon since the 1920s. Since the introduction of the trams in May, 2000, … read more

Bromley Road

The Story of Bromley Road, Beckenham by Cliff Watkins. We begin at the Beckenham end of Bromley Road where it meets the High Street. On the corner is the Parish Church. St George’s Church – the ‘Cathedral of North West … read more

Village Way

Village Way The photo below is a postcard franked 1935. It shows how the road was laid out curving gently away from Beckenham High Street. The photo below was taken in 2013: Village way runs from the High Street for … read more

Croydon Road Recreation Ground

Croydon Road Recreation Ground. This park is in the centre of the Town with easy access from the High Street. It opened in 1891 after action by leading members of the community, led by the proprietor and publisher of the … read more