Saturday, January 10, 2009
Once a small settlement referred to as Bacheham in the Domesday Book, Beckenham has been swallowed up by suburban London. Its meandering high street has the usual bars, eateries, charity shops and estate agents to be found in many other parts of south east England. But there is the odd gem: Village Fine Sausages and Pinksy's - they sell possibly the best Chicken Soup this side of the Atlantic!
The Parish Church is dedicated to St George (he of dragon-slaying fame and patron saint of England) but, in the grounds, is this celtic cross.
It seems far from home.
I caught the reflection of the trees in the churchyard in the window of Mark's and Spencer.