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Thornton's Corner

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A retail business established by Tom William Thornton and run by his family for over 70 years. The premises (nos 100 - 110) sold stationery, newspapers, books and artists materials, and provided various services including, a library, printing, publishing, bookbinding and a travel and entertainment agency. But we could find no record of it ever having been an official, Royal Mail, post office. It also housed the offices of the Beckenham Journal.

The photograph shows the building circa 1900.

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

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Thornton's Corner

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