This film is part of Free

Greater Beckenham - 1935

Captivating scenes of the 1930s good life, filmed around the prosperous streets and public amenities of Beckenham, West Wickham and Penge.

Amateur film 1935 56 mins


It's hard to choose a favourite scene from this encyclopaedic survey of Beckenham in 1935. Elegantly-dressed ladies shopping for the latest mod-cons at the electricity showroom on the High Street? Lads learning to swim at the elegant public baths? Crowds scrambling for a seat at Tennis Week? Or the evocative sight of water-sprinklers dampening down the dusty summer streets? You decide!