These local history books are still in print. If you click on the links you will find out where to purchase them.
THE HISTORY OF EDEN PARK AND MONKS ORCHARD
160 page hardback with over 300 images. The little known history of our area. It includes the building of Bethlem and the history of Beckenham Town Football Club.
By Ian Muir and Pat Manning
The idea of Cliff Watkins, this book is a compilation of the experiences of over 50 residents of Beckenham, Penge and West Wickham in WW2.
This describes Beckenham's years as a Borough in its own right, organised year by year through the Mayors. The book provides the events as the years rolled by.
THE CATORS OF BECKENHAM AND WOODBASTWICK
Describes the rise and spread of the family of John Cator from Ross, Hertfordshire, to financial success as Southwark timber merchants and gradual acceptance to the world of the landed gentry.
Authors on Line
BECKENHAM AND WEST WICKHAM
128 page with over 200 images. Images fromLawrie Park, Clock House, Beckenham High Street, Croydon Road, Kelsey Park, Eden Park, Elmers End, Shortlands and West Wickham.
By Simon Finch
THE VILLAGE OF OLD BECKENHAM
This is a reprint of the 1987 edition and it includes the 1967 publication of Manors Of Beckenham.
H. Rob Copeland
160 page hardback with 158 illustrations. First published in 1993, the book has now been updated and redesigned
Eric Inman and Nancy Tonkin
Philmore and Co, Ltd
THE CRYSTAL PALACE 1854-1936 On Post Cards
The book contains 320 pages in A4 size and is the most comprehensive listing of the post cards of The Crystal Palace ever undertaken. Profusely illustrated it covers the building and the many events and exhibitions that took place there until it was desroyed by fire on the 30th November 1936.
Fred Pesket and Bill Tonkin
Exhibition Study Group
AROUND CRYSTAL PALACE AND PENGE
141 page with over 175 images. First published in 2004. The books script and images provide an insight to the local scene and provides a fuller picture of what is a vast canvas.
By David R. Johnson
HATS OFF HATS OFF
The Ninetieth Anniversary Book of Beckenham County School for Girls to Langley Park School For Girls. 1919-2009. 264 pages, 16 with coloured images and hundreds of black and white. Pre order your copy now and be part of the subscribers list.ISBN 97809540202-6-2
By Pat Manning
UPPER NORWOOD TRIANGLE MEMORIES
The book contains 160 pages in A4 size and has 94 Black and White images. A Social history of the Triangle mid 20c including shops, firms and personnel memories of the nostalgia that once was the Triangle.
Beryl D Cheeseman
ISBN No. 978-0-9518803-2-6