Beckenham Through Time (Paperback)

Cliff Watkins


Beckenham is first referred to as Bacheham in the Domesday Book of 1086, a name thought to be derived from the Old English 'Beohhan ham' (Beohhan's homestead). Beckenham was originally a rural Kent village, remaining under the control of the Manor of Beckenham until the mid-nineteenth century, when the railway arrived in the area, bringing prosperity and a huge boost in population. Today, Beckenham forms part of the London Borough of Bromley, and is an attractive place to live and visit. For a London suburb, Beckenham is surprisingly leafy, forming part of the South East London Green Chain. The area also plays host to a number of historic buildings, and is home to one of the oldest lych gates in England, dating back to the thirteenth century. Using a beautiful selection of old and new photographs, author Cliff Watkins 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.

Product Details

  • Product code: AJAFH
  • ISBN: 9781445619767
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 23.6cm x 16.5cm
  • Pages: 96
  • Publish date: Fri Feb 28 00:00:00 GMT 2014
  • Book points: 11


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