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."
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk