Famous People

Beckenham has been home to many famous people.  We have compiled a list below.

In the final column there may be a link to more information, either a pdf file or a link to a page about the person

 

 

ForenameSurnameProfession etc.SexMore...
AliceAbadamSuffragetteWLink
PatriciaAllderidgeArt Historian/BethlemWLink
Dame JulieAndrewsSingerWLink
YvonneAntrobusAuthor & actressW
Wing Co PeterAyerstRAF WW2 Fighter PilotM
A. L.BarkerNovelistM
Dr F ABartonScientist/BalloonistM
DjangoBatesComposerM
HughBean CBEMusicianM
Dame FloellaBenjaminTV Presenter and Life PeerW
NigelBennBoxerM
JohnBennettActorM
Beckenham Heritage GroupBHGHeritage SocietyBeckenham Heritage Group
HanlyBlytonCarerM
CareyBlytonComposerMCarey Blyton
EnidBlytonAuthorWEnid Blyton
RobBonnetTV & Radio Sports ReporterM
RobertBorrowmanHistorian 1910M
Col Sgt FrankBourneSoldierMLink
DavidBowieRock StarMDavid Bowie
AngieBowiePersonalityW
BettyBoxFilm MakerWLink
SydneyBoxDramatist/Film MakerM
TonyBradmanChildren's AuthorM
Sir PeircyBrettAdmiralM
HaroldBrideTitanic Radio OperatorM
AdrianBrineActorM
BobBroadbentCricketerM
AliBrownCricketerM
ArthurBrownMusicianM
GodfreyBryanCricketerM
GordonBurnessAuthorM
PeterBurrellBankerM
Arthur G.ButlerOrnithologistM
Lady AnnabellaByronPhilanthropistW
MaryCadoganAuthorW
ThomasCarewPoetM
WesleyCarrDean of Westminster AbbeyM
IreneCarrSalvation ArmyWLink
ArthurCarrSalvation Army Chief of StaffM
GordonCarrComposerM
HenryCarrArtist and tutorM
PatriciaCarrollMusician - PianistW
DavidCaseAir CommodoreM
AlbemarleCatorLandownerM
JohnCatorBusiness manM
Col. FrancisChamberlainHome Guard CommanderM
PhyllisChaseArtistW
Dr AnthonyClarePsychiatristM
PetulaClarkSingerW
GrahamClarkeArtist and authorM
WinstonClewesAuthorM
DorothyClewesAuthorW
VernonCoombsComposerM
PatCoombsActressW
JohnCoooperOlympic Athlete - HurdlerM
H RobCopelandHistorianM
JamesCossinsActorM
Major John CradockTV PersonalityM
FannyCradockChefW
ThomasCrapperEngineerM
Ald. JamesCreaseLocal CouncillorM
PaulCreswickAuthorMLink
Mayor BenCurtisGlebe House Housing Assoc.M
CharlesDarwinScientistM
DavidDaviesTeacherM
WalterDe La MarePoetMLink
MauriceDenhamActorM
A V M RonDickRaff Air Vice MarshallM
StehenDillaneActorM
JulieDriscollSingerW
GillianDu CharmeEducationalistW
Syme &DuncanBuildersM
PeterDuncanActorM
WilliamEdenLand ownerM
CarlErhardtIce Hockey playerM
MargaretFinchGipsyW
MaryFinniganJournalistW
Edith MargeryFoxHeadmistressW
PeterFramptonRock StarM
ThomasFreethArtistM
JohnFrostSingerM
Dr JohnFryDoctorM
MonicaFurlongWomen's RightsWLink
SuziFusseyHairdresserW
EllenGandySwimmerW
DuncanGoodhewOlympic Swimmer - BronzeM
Dr W GGraceCricketerMLink
BryceGrantShop KeeperM
EdwinGreenmanArtistMLink 1

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DavidGreigGrocerM
Dame BerylGreyBallerinaW
GeorgeGroteHistorianM
ThelmaHandyMusicianW
LionelHandyCellistM
SteveHarleySingerM
L/Cpl JohnHarman VCSoldierM
KateHarveySuffragetteW
TonyHatchComposerM
BarbaraHeseltinePriestWLink
NickHeywoodGuitarist & SingerM
C. WalterHodgesArtistM
SheilaHodgsonAuthorWSheila Hodgson
EileenHowardNursing SisterWLink
EricInmanHistorianM
PercyJonesBusiness man - TwinlocksM
James RobertsonJusticeActorM
WolfeKassemoffArtistM
CharlesKeepingArtistM
RobertKeyCricketerM
Mayor David RobertKnox-JohnstonTransport ManagerM
JanetLambertCarerW
KateLawlerBig Brother winnerW
CorneliusLea WilsonBusiness manM
Beckenham LionsCommunity CarersLink
EwanMacCollSingerM
JohnMajorPrime MinisterM
JohnMannActor -Dick Barton's #2MLink
JohnMantleFilm MakerM
CatherineMarshPhilanthropistWLink
JefferyMatthewsStamp DesignerM
JohnMilesGraphic DesignerM
BobMonkhouseActorM
KathleenMooreMayor of BeckenhamW
BrianMoorePuppeteerM
Frank (Dot)MorrisBoxerM
AlexanderMuirheadBusiness manM
MissMulockAuthorW
DavidMunroImpresarioM
BrianMurphyActorM
Captain JohnNorwoodSoldierM
SheilaParsonsCivic RecognitionW
FlorencePetleyAltruistic Land OwnerW
MaryPotterArtistWLink
AlisonPrinceAuthor & ArtistWLink
EnidQuineyHarpistW
SoniaReesSingerW
JeanRhysAuthorWLink
MrsRichardsRestaurateurW
MickRonsonRock StarM
MollieRussell-SmithArtist and poetWLink
GeoffryRussell-SmithComposerMLink
Dame CicelySaundersSt Christopher's HospiceWLink
LionelSawkinsMusic EditorM
Dr D. J.SchoveHeadmasterM
PeggySeegerSingerW
AntoinetteSibley DBEBallerinaW
RichardSmithGuitaristM
PeggySpencerBallroom DancerW
Frank & PeggySpencerBallroom DancerM
Baron JosiahStampBankerM
JohnSurteesMotor cyclistM
DavidSylvanMusicianM
EricThimanComposerM
VictorThorntonThespianMLink
TomThorntonBusiness manMLink
NancyTonkinAuthorW
SusanTonkinRAF Group CaptainW
JackieTrentSingerW
GeorgeUnderwoodArtistM
DerekUnderwoodCricketerM
TonyViscontiMusicianM
WilliamWalkerDiverM
CarolWalklinArtistW
SimonWardActorM
DerekWaringActorM
PeterWarlockComposerM
FrancisWeissAuthorM
MargaretWellingtonSwimmerW
L.W. 'Jumbo'WhiteHeadmasterM
HealeyWillanComposerM
T. W. 'Tom'WilliamsCreator of Top of the FormM
NancyWisemanEducationalistW
SydneyWooderson MBEAthleteM
BillWymanMusicianM
ColinMichaelArtistMMore...