Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Beckenham Through Time

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Author: David R Johnson

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.

Book ISBN 9781445619767

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Sep 2014

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 180

£14.99

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