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by mcleanmuir
1 Apr 2008 08:30
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Matthew's Farm, Beckenham or Penge
Replies: 9
Views: 8616

I had to ask Pat Manning about that one, here is the answer.... Beckenham Junction station was opened in 1857. There is an agreement between Peter Cator and the the South East Railway Company to do with Sunday traffic dated 23 Feb 1856.The Hayes line from Elmers End opened in 1882. The church of St ...
by mcleanmuir
29 Mar 2008 23:44
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Matthew's Farm, Beckenham or Penge
Replies: 9
Views: 8616

I am in contact with one of Mathew’s great granddaughters if that will help. But for now I hope Borrowman can help. Borrowman page 240. Copers Cope Farm, now known as Copers Cope, at the corner of Copers Cope is still one the most picturesque houses in Beckenham. In 1783 it was acquired by John Cato...
by mcleanmuir
29 Mar 2008 23:13
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Matthew's Farm, Beckenham or Penge
Replies: 9
Views: 8616

From the horses mouth so to speak. Mr Walter Mathew, of 109 Mackenzie Road, Beckenham tells his personal account of the railway crash in 1866 in which as a telegraph clerk he crawled under the wreckage. I was born on January 10th, 1850, at Copers Cope House which still stands at the corner of Southe...
by mcleanmuir
26 Mar 2008 21:17
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Kent House Road photos for jackieboo!
Replies: 8
Views: 4815

Thanks,

had to get the wife to type this as I am an arm short.
by mcleanmuir
26 Mar 2008 17:49
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Interesting views of Beckenham
Replies: 4
Views: 3054

Great set of pics. First two are St Georges (old Steeple) with The Anthony Rawlins Alms Houses before they were modernised. The second one shows the Houses attached, have you a year for that Falkor. Nice image of Beckenham Place and a great one of the High Street. On the corner is Verneys Restuarant...
by mcleanmuir
26 Mar 2008 17:34
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Kent House Road photos for jackieboo!
Replies: 8
Views: 4815

Falkor, great images. Can I nick these please?

Ian
by mcleanmuir
26 Mar 2008 08:33
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Early Penge Buildings (Part 2)
Replies: 48
Views: 52190

Betty Saville is in David Johnson's book - Around Crystal Palace and Penge. He uses the same words. I will ask him where he got the image from.
by mcleanmuir
25 Mar 2008 22:01
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Early Penge Buildings (Part 2)
Replies: 48
Views: 52190

Falkor,

where have I seen Betty Saville before?
by mcleanmuir
22 Mar 2008 23:56
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Early Penge Buildings (Part 2)
Replies: 48
Views: 52190

Thanks Will.

I have an image of The Watermans Arms on my site http://www.beckenhamhistory.co.uk/gallery.html image 54 You can see the upper part of the building is the same today.
by mcleanmuir
22 Mar 2008 21:38
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Early Penge Buildings (Part 2)
Replies: 48
Views: 52190

Superdrug

Falkor, Superdrug was the Watermans Arms, I am told the cellars are still there. While I was looking at this thread I noticed name Sidney Hodgson, I have a book by him somewhere called A 1927 BRIEF NOTES ON THE HISTORY OF THE HAMLET OF PENGE WITH ANERLEY and I think that there is going to be some in...
by mcleanmuir
22 Mar 2008 00:38
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace cigar labels
Replies: 1
Views: 1930

Crystal Palace cigar labels

I was recently shown a set of Cigar Labels with The Crystal Palace on, sold at the time of The Exhibition. I will try and get a scan of them, as they are very interesting.
by mcleanmuir
22 Mar 2008 00:22
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Making sense of Penge Common
Replies: 10
Views: 5474

Martin,

Would you be so kind as to let me know where was the photo please?

mcleanmuir
by mcleanmuir
20 Mar 2008 16:18
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Dame Vera Lynn - Penge?
Replies: 0
Views: 1695

Dame Vera Lynn - Penge?

I am informed that before WWII Vera Welch lived and sang at the Pawleyne Arms in Penge High Street, but I have been unable to verify it. She became quite famous when she adopted her mother's maiden name and perfomed as Vera Lynn. Would anyone know of any reliable records that might refer to this? Th...
by mcleanmuir
16 Feb 2008 10:40
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Penge, 60s Rock Band called Appendix Part 1
Replies: 3
Views: 3495

Appendix Part One

I managed to find 2 of the former band. Have included them in Beckenham Free Festival Pages. http://www.beckenhamhistory.co.uk/davidbowie4a.html
http://www.beckenhamhistory.co.uk/davidbowie4b.html


Does anyone know other local bands called Gun Hill and Gas Works?

Thanks
by mcleanmuir
19 Dec 2007 23:16
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: is this any interest? on ebay now CP views
Replies: 5
Views: 3866

Just had a recount of the images in my book, it is 14 not 13. There are 2 editions of book on the Palace containing the same images, the other is called Souvenir Album of The Crystal Palace published by F.P.& S of London.

I have seen the London book.
by mcleanmuir
16 Dec 2007 13:27
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: is this any interest? on ebay now CP views
Replies: 5
Views: 3866

I have a copy of that book, it has 13 lithographs of the Palace in a concertina fold out. There were, I believe other publications containing the same images. The product was produced in Germany for F.P.&S of London; there is no date of publication.
by mcleanmuir
29 Nov 2007 14:44
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: St Peter's Press, Kirkdale
Replies: 1
Views: 1920

St Peter's Press, Kirkdale

I have an image of the press here http://www.beckenhamhistory.co.uk/image ... -Press.jpg

You may have to cut and paste the link into your browser

I will put some more of the inside on soon.[/url]
by mcleanmuir
28 Nov 2007 13:31
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Penge, 60s Rock Band called Appendix Part 1
Replies: 3
Views: 3495

Do you know if any of the band still live in the area? The reason I am looking for the band is that they were due to play at The Beckenham Free Festival in August 1969. The concert was in a local park and featured many local groups including David Bowie just before he became famous. In the week befo...
by mcleanmuir
25 Nov 2007 13:28
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Book..THE CRYSTAL PALACE 1854-1936 On Post Cards
Replies: 9
Views: 4992

Terry,

thanks for clarifying, your one liner did not do anyone any favours.

Most educational books are frustrating but they get you there in the end.