Beckenham Business Centre, BR3
An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before. Most of the urban landscape is interwar
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Added: 25 Apr 2022 22:11 GMT
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT
My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT
Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.
Added: 19 Feb 2022 16:21 GMT
Harmondsworth (1939 - 1965)
I lived in a house (Lostwithiel) on the Bath Road opposite the junction with Tythe Barn Lane, now a hotel site. Initially, aircraft used one of the diagonal runways directly in line with our house. I attended Sipson Primary School opposite the Three Magpies and celebrated my 21st birthday at The Peggy Bedford in 1959.
Added: 25 Jan 2022 19:06 GMT
Birth of the Bluestocking Society
In about 1750, Elizabeth Montagu began hosting literary breakfasts in her home at 23 (now 31) Hill Street. These are considered the first meetings of the Bluestocking society.
Added: 14 Jan 2022 03:06 GMT
Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT
Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.
Added: 7 Jan 2022 07:17 GMT
Smithy in Longacre
John Burris 1802-1848 Listed 1841 census as Burroughs was a blacksmith, address just given as Longacre.
Source: Batham/Wiseman - Family Tree
Kilmorie Road School and Elsinore Road, Forest Hill (c. 1910)
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"Suburbia" (1929) The painting was based upon Girton Road and Tannsfeld Road, Sydenham, SE26
Credit: Stanley Roy Badmin
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The Avenue, Sydenham by Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) Camille Pissarro was born in St Thomas (then a Danish possession) in the West Indies but lived and worked mainly in the Paris area. He was an Impressionist and mainly painted landscapes. He visited London in 1870-71 and painted London views. The Avenue in Sydenham was later renamed Lawrie Park Avenue.
Credit: National Gallery, London
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Alexandra Cottages, Albert Road in Penge were built between 1866 and 1868 by the Metropolitan Association for Improving the Dwellings of the Industrial Classes, the first such organisation to build semi-detached houses with gardens, rather than traditional terraces or tenement blocks. They were intended as low cost housing for London workers, being close to Penge station, although local workers were soon accommodated too. Now primarily in private ownership, they remain popular small houses.
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Beckenham Road on 24 April 1903, looking west from Sidney Road. Begun just before 1880, the buildings on the south (left) side were originally Adeline Terrace, a row of private houses. Eight years after the opening of Clock House Station in 1890 they were converted into shops. The cottages in the south side are slightly newer (c.1881) and remained predominantly residential. On the far left are the gates of Sydney Lodge, the only pre-suburban survivor in this part of the road. Only the gabled building on the far right remains this side of the bridge. The rest of the buildings were destroyed on 2 August 1944 when a V1 flying bomb made a direct hit on Mrs Richards’ dining rooms towards the far end of the parade on the left. It fell during the lunch hour and 44 people were killed. The road was widened after the war, completely changing the character of the area.
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Bellingham Library, Oakview Road (1960) The residents of Bellingham had to wait a long time for their library - it was opened in 1949. It closed in 1963 following the opening of Bromley Road Library, which in turn was replaced by the Catford Library in 1991.
Credit: Borough of Lewisham
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Clock House Parade, Beckenham (c.1910) By 1900 most of the Clock House area was built up, but a small site remained to the east of the station. This parade with flats above was added about 1906 following the success of the shops to the west. It has been threatened by redevelopment on a number of occasions but it still survives.
Credit: Ideal Homes
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