The Bower & Collier Family History

Research by Colin Bower

Beckenham, Kent

My parents lived in Beckenham from 1936 for nearly 40 years and the photo album may be divided into two:

- Our Visit to Beckenham 2000 and

- 3 Football Clubs (Beckenham F C, Stanhope Rovers& Beckenham Town F C

Our Visit to Beckenham September 2000

Eden Park

Path leading from Eden Park to Ernest Grove, Stanhope Grove and the Rising Sun shops

The Recreational Grounds at Stanhope Grove

Photo's over the years of 3 football clubs:

Beckenham FC

Beckenham's Team circa 1948 for which Dad (second row, second from right) was on the Selection Committee (family collection)

Presentation of autographed football as part on inaugural  friendly against Wageningen Easter 1948 - Satuday March 27th.(family collection)

Beckenham F C playing at Stanhope Grove

Stanhope Rovers

Playing for Stanhope Grove's winning 6-a-side team at the annual inter-park tournament at Stanhope Grove circa 1955

Playing for Stanhope's junior side at Beckenham Place Park (where my senior school used to play)


Pat Quinn with the League-Winning Side many of whom were in the side in which I played.

Beckenham Town

Beckenham Town's ground at Eden Park where Stanhope took over the Beckenham name after the former club closed down

A Beckenham Town F C side playing at Eden Park

Colin Bower
31 March 2010

Link to:

Football in the Family

My Life - Fred Bower

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