RepositoryLondon Borough of Bromley Archives
Ref No708
TitleBeckenham Alexandra & Penge Liberal Association
DescriptionThe business of the meetings included finance, canvassing and recruitment, and the organisation of meetings, socials, and fund raising activities. Newspaper reports and printed ephemera are pasted into the minute books
Administrative HistoryThese are the records of three associations which were amalgamated one by one until in 1938 a single Liberal Association was formed covering the entire Bromley Parliamentary Division.
In 1910 when these records begin, the Beckenham and Alexandra Districts were part of the Sevenoaks Division of Kent. The Liberal Associations in the division were reorganised in the spring of 1910 and the numbers reflect this, besides setting out the wards covered by each association (not coterminus with present day wards bearing the same names)
Beckenham - Copers Cope, Eden Park, Langley Park, Manor House, Shortlands
Alexandra - Kent House, Lawrie Park
Penge was in 1910 part of the Dulwich division of the Parliamentary Borough of Camberwell (created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1888 when Penge was still in Surrey).
All three of these polling districts - Beckenham, Alexandra, and Penge - were included in the Parliamentary Borough of Bromley created in 1918. The Penge and Alexandra Associations were amalgamated in June 1918 and a general reorganisation of the associations in the Borough followed in the autumn of 1922.
The Beckenham and Penge Association were amalgamated in February 1937 and a year later it was resolved that a single Liberal Association should cover the whole Bromley Parliamentary Borough. The demise of the Beckenham and Penge Association is the final item recorded in the minutes, 28 February 1938.
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