Those of you looking for burial details of St George's Beckenham please send us the name of the record you are looking for and we will see if we have it listed. This is not to be confused with the records of the grave stones. These are the thousands who were buried in the church yard without a stone.


We have recently found some old images of various members of the Chalk family who had some shops in Beckenham High Street. The shops were named Vernon. B. Chalk. If anyone is looking for the history of the Chalk family please get in touch.

Another rescued item is The Queen's 100 Birthday telegram to Robert Webb. If you are a relative get in touch. If you have anything related to Beckenham or the areas covered on this site that you would like to share-please get in touch with me.

We will try to help with as much as we can so do not hesitate to contact us. For those looking for more information on family history we advise you to contact Bromley Central Library 020 8460 9955.




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  • Janet Buckett

    Good morning. I'm trying to trace a house in Elmers End Road Beckenham that had a lord Haldon living in it in 1911. Family surname Palk. My grandmother and 3 of her sons also lived there as servants. I'm wondering if the Laurels is still standing and exactly whereabouts it is situated if it is. Thank you for all your help. Jan Buckett

    from Basingstoke, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK
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  • Pat

    Two ways. Ask the Bromley library to look up The Laurels in one of the Directories that contains the house names nearest to 1911. Use the 1911 census to find the properties next door. I used the 1916 Kelly's Directory that I have on my computer and I found a house called The Laurels on Elmers End Rd between Ancaster and Gwydor Rds. These are near the station and some of the older houses are still there.
    Hope this is of some use.

    from Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
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  • Janet

    Hello Pat. Thank you for the information, I am grateful and I will look into it. Thank you again. Jan

    from Basingstoke, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK
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  • John Meyrick Bentley

    Born 1946 Maternity hospital ,stone park avenue. Lived with parents and brother Keith Bushey Way and Kenwood Drive,park Langley until being packed off to boarding school in 1960
    First school Bromley road (is it still there)and then Barnhill(pickhurst rise demolished about mid sixties)
    Although parents divorced my early years in Beckenham were fantastic. Loved it!

    from Storrington, West Sussex, UK
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  • Peter Milliken

    My grandfather John (or James) Milliken was born in Pennsylvainia in the late 1800s. Any information about this Parish will be most welcomed.

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    Can you tell me if ther was a Maternity home on Ancaster Road Beckenham in 1947/48 ?

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