I spent my school years growing up in Beckenham in South London and for a while we lived on an estate which backed onto Beckenham Place Park, so the park was where we played and spent most of our time during the weekends and holidays.
The park is huge and stretches between Sydenham, Beckenham & Ravensbourne. It used to have a public golf course but that is no longer there, but the wide open spaces and woody trails are exactly as I remember them. It is a shame that some of the park’s estate buildings have now fallen into disrepair. The big mansion, tennis courts, cafe and bar overlooking the course are still there run down now.
I was back at the park earlier this month as my son was taking part in a cycle race there. It was great to take a trip down Memory Lane. These photos were taken with my Olympus Tough camera.
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