Eltham Through Time, by Kristina Bedford

Eltham Through Time, by Kristina Bedford

Published by Amberley in 2013, 96 pages. Paperback (N7065)

Brand New Book

From the rear side cover: Eltham, long a little-known jewel in Greater London's crown, has welcomed growing numbers of tourists since Greenwich was appointed a Royal Borough at the Diamond Jubilee, 'in recognition of the historically close links forged between Greenwich and our Royal Family, from the Middle Ages to the present day'. Eltham sits at the heart of those links, its Plantagenet Palace providing a home to Kings of England from the early fourteenth century until the Civil War. Eltham survived, as it had survived occupying Romans tramping the old highway to Dover, and as it would survive the Blitz. It is a window on history, from Anglo-Saxon Common to early twentieth century development, which so recently changed its character from rural to suburban. Both survival and development are chronicled and celebrated in Eltham Through Time.

The book will delight anyone who has lived or grown up in Eltham, as well as people with a more general interest in the social history of this part of South-East London and beyond....