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by mcleanmuir
1 Dec 2012 05:52
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Help needed for book.
Replies: 0
Views: 902

Help needed for book.

I am writting a book on Beckenham War Memorial and need help. If anyone is an ancestor of one of those that are remembered on the Memorial and have a photo or any other information please send me a personal message. Thanks Ian
by mcleanmuir
1 Dec 2012 05:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Help needed for book
Replies: 0
Views: 513

Help needed for book

I am writting a book on Beckenham War Memorial and need help. If anyone is an ancestor of one of those that are remembered on the Memorial and have a photo or any other information please send me a personal message. Thanks Ian
by mcleanmuir
6 Mar 2012 22:17
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Palace water tower being built.
Replies: 0
Views: 989

Palace water tower being built.

Found a picture of the water tower being built, it was on one of my hard drives. I have no idea where I got it from. If you go here and select Crystal Palace 2 from the left hand drop down menu http://www.beckenhamhistory.co.uk/flash ... lery4.html
by mcleanmuir
15 Mar 2011 07:21
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Colour glass slides of The Palace.
Replies: 2
Views: 1541

Re: Colour glass slides of The Palace.

Thanks Terry for the info.
by mcleanmuir
12 Mar 2011 07:00
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Colour glass slides of The Palace.
Replies: 2
Views: 1541

Colour glass slides of The Palace.

I have just been given some scans of the Crystal Palace, they were taken by a local photographer called John Mantle. John also made a lot of cine films during the 30s of Beckenham. You can find them here http://www.beckenhamhistory.co.uk/flashNifties/gallery4.html and select Crystal Palace 2 from th...
by mcleanmuir
19 Dec 2010 18:34
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: 1936 fire cause?
Replies: 16
Views: 9392

Re:

For many years there was a strong theory amongst regulars in the Thicket Public House that a irate postman who lived next door torched the place because of the noise that was keeping him awake. I have spoke with someone who frequented the Thicket during the 40s and 50s and he said it was just more ...
by mcleanmuir
19 Feb 2010 20:03
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: 1936 fire cause?
Replies: 16
Views: 9392

For many years there was a strong theory amongst regulars in the Thicket Public House that a irate postman who lived next door torched the place because of the noise that was keeping him awake. I have spoke with someone who frequented the Thicket during the 40s and 50s and he said it was just more t...
by mcleanmuir
11 Feb 2010 11:31
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Early Penge History: problems with research
Replies: 12
Views: 17564

Also showing is The Willmore Bridge in Beckenham Road.
by mcleanmuir
11 Feb 2010 11:28
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Early Penge History: problems with research
Replies: 12
Views: 17564

Perhaps some people are under the impression that not much was happening in Penge before the enclosure and the arrival of the Crystal Palace. It's interesting to compare these earlier maps of 1745 and 1799: http://www.rarekungfumovies.com/sydenham/Penge1745.jpg http://www.rarekungfumovies.com/syden...
by mcleanmuir
4 Dec 2009 18:00
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Around Steve Grindlay's boundaries...
Replies: 25
Views: 13627

The full name of the car is a Rolls Canardley.
by mcleanmuir
4 Dec 2009 07:54
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Around Steve Grindlay's boundaries...
Replies: 25
Views: 13627

Penge High Street/Penge Lane If you want to start a topic with the intention of getting help from Steve then you musn't talk about Penge! http://www.rarekungfumovies.com/sydenham/broad2.jpg Coming soon Interesting image of the Rolls crashed in Beckenham Rd opposite Kenilworth Rd. I have just bought...
by mcleanmuir
23 Nov 2009 12:50
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham Road in old photos
Replies: 20
Views: 27302

Fantastic selection of photos. It was good to see The Golden Lion, it reminded me of seeing DJ Robbie Vincent there in the early 70s, about the last time I bought a round.

Welcome back falkor, your input has been missed.
by mcleanmuir
23 Nov 2009 12:45
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Crystal Palace from afar...
Replies: 10
Views: 4318

If you go here you will see an image taken from St George's Church Tower in Beckenham. It looks as if the card ha been retouched. http://www.beckenhamhistory.co.uk/The%2 ... 201905.jpg
by mcleanmuir
5 Aug 2009 19:23
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Help needed with image
Replies: 0
Views: 1425

Help needed with image

I have an image taken c1945 of a group of factory workers in a yard. The photo was taken in or around Penge. Does anyone know where?

http://www.beckenhamhistory.co.uk/Factory.jpg
by mcleanmuir
28 May 2009 08:25
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Festival Of Empire and the Paxton Arms Hotel.
Replies: 0
Views: 1626

Festival Of Empire and the Paxton Arms Hotel.

The Paxton Arms Hotel played host to the Indian contingent who set up their part in the exhibition. They stayed for a total of 6 weeks in the Hotel. When they left they presented the landlandy with an ivory thermometer as a leaving gift. Here is an image of the gift http://www.beckenhamhistory.co.uk...
by mcleanmuir
27 May 2009 17:54
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Story Of London.
Replies: 0
Views: 1543

The Story Of London.

There is film showing of some 30s footage of Beckenham. Film events in Bromley in June. Tuesday 9 Beckenham Remembered. The launch and first showing of Footprint Productions new compilation DVD produced from films in Bromley Archives. Copies of the DVD will be available to buy. Large Hall, Bromley C...
by mcleanmuir
12 Apr 2009 15:18
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Postcards of the Palace with lightening overhead.
Replies: 0
Views: 1472

Postcards of the Palace with lightening overhead.

This is a scan of one of two postcards, http://www.beckenhamhistory.co.uk/pallight.jpg I am informed that the owner of the Chemist shop, who, was a keen photographer took them from his window. His shop was next to the Post Office in Beckenham Road, on the corner of Barnmead Rd. Without looking at Ke...
by mcleanmuir
11 Apr 2009 20:19
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Arpley Road, Penge c1870
Replies: 8
Views: 6691

There are plenty of images of Penge including Arpley Road here http://www.beckenhamhistory.co.uk/flash ... lery3.html
by mcleanmuir
23 Mar 2009 15:27
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Is this a Delamotte?
Replies: 14
Views: 6575

Many thanks for all your input and conformation that the image is indeed a Delamotte. I was a bit unsure about the copyright on Delamotte images. The image itself shows St Johns Church and the fields that circled Penge at that time. The population was obviously boosted by the navies who worked at Th...
by mcleanmuir
22 Mar 2009 13:13
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Is this a Delamotte?
Replies: 14
Views: 6575

Is this a Delamotte?

I have this glass lantern slide and I think it is a Delamotte, I do not know much about Delamotte so I would be grateful for any assistance in identifying it. Also is there any complex copyright on these images?

http://www.beckenhamhistory.co.uk/delamotte.jpg