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Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Plaque: Tom Thornton

Erection date: 31/5/2000


These gates are in memory of Tom William Thornton, 1857 - 1933, former editor and proprietor of the Beckenham Journal through whose efforts this park was acquired in 1913 for the enjoyment of the public.
This plaque was dedicated by the Worshipful the Mayor of Bromley 31st May 2000.
Leisure and Community Services - The London Borough of Bromley
Friends of Kelsey Park

Site: Tom Thornton (1 memorial)

BR3, Kelsey Park Road, Entrance to Kelsey Park

From West Beckenham RA: "In 1908 Tom William Thornton (1857 – 1933) secured most of the land against housing development (yes we had developers even then) and lobbied the local council to create a park which officially opened on 31st May 1913."

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Tom Thornton

Newspaper proprietor and campaigner. Born in Norwood. He became owner and edi...

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London Borough of Bromley

Formerly part of Kent, it has been part of Greater London since 1963.

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Friends of Kelsey Park

Kelsey Park is in Beckenham, Kent. The objectives of the group are the conser...

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