"I was told she stood on the platform, dropped her bags and ran in front of a train.

Seagoon: I didn't know you had a deaf ear. Bloodnok: Yes, I found it on the floor of a barber's shop in Penge

In 957 King Eadwig (or Edwy All-​​Fair) granted the manor of Battersea to ‘Lyfing, his faithful minister’, together with swine pasture at Penge, which remained a detached portion of Battersea parish for more than a thousand years.

St. John the Evangelist's Church, Penge, Beckenham Road, built 1850 to designs by Edwin Nash & J. N. Round[22] Penge Congregational Church, built 1912 to designs by P. Morley Horder with passage aisles and clerestory. Shafts on large, excellently carved corbels.[22] and has a stained glass window by William Morris.

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William Hone wrote about a visit to the Crooked Billet in 1827[4] and included a detailed sketch of the last building on the original site.

Battersea became part of the area administered by the Metropolitan Board of Works in 1855 and the main part of the parish was grouped into the Wandsworth District, whilst Penge became part of the Lewisham District. It formed part of the London School Board area established in 1870.

Penge has plenty of excellent shops, some indeed attracting customers from all over south London. As part of our celebration of Penge’s retail delights, we asked for nominations for the best from the Penge Tourist Board Facebook group members and they came up with a list of local establishments; so many in fact, we had…

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In the Victorian era, Penge developed into a fashionable suburb because of the railway line and its proximity to the relocated Crystal Palace. It became a fashionable day out to visit the Crystal Palace during the day and to take the tram down the hill to one of the 'twenty-five pubs to the square mile'[6] or two Music Halls—The King's Hall (later the Gaumont cinema) and. in 1915. the Empire Theatre (later the Essoldo cinema).[7][8]

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From 1885 the Hamlet of Penge was part of the Dulwich parliamentary constituency, which was then in Surrey, and remained in that seat until 1918 when it was transferred to the new Bromley constituency. From 1950 it was part of the Beckenham constituency. Since the 2010 general election Penge has formed part of the Lewisham West and Penge constituency.

Penge is served by many Transport for London bus routes, connecting it with areas including Beckenham, Bromley, Catford, Central London, Croydon, Crystal Palace, Dulwich, Lewisham, Orpington, Peckham, Shirley, West Wickham and Sydenham.

Easter Saturday, 26 March – It’s time for the Penge Easter Parade! So, let’s go through what’s happening again… When is it? Saturday 26th March, from 4pm Where does it start? It will start at the Goldsmiths Tavern where children or their parents/guardians should pick up the sticker sheet and a route map from the PTB…

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Glenn Lawrence, also commenting on Facebook, said: "A lady has died at Penge East station.

Penge (/pɛndʒ/) is a suburb of south east London in the London Borough of Bromley. It has entered popular culture as the archetypal commuter suburb, but was a fashionable entertainment district in the 19th century and saw notorious murders in the 1870s. Notable residents have included Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones, Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law and painter Camille Pissarro. Penge is made up of the Penge and Cator Ward which had a Population of 17,326 in 2011.

According to the 2011 census, only 66 per cent of the residents of the Penge and Cator ward are white (down from 78 per cent in 2001), a very low proportion in comparison with the rest of the borough of Bromley. The principal minorities are of black African and black Caribbean descent.

Greenslade: This is the BBC light program. We present the all leather Goon Show. For the benefit of listeners who are listening we present 'The Plasticine Man'. The curtain rises on a window revealing the waiting room of the East Penge labour exchange. On a crude wooden bench sit two crude wooden men.[28]

The Beckenham and Penge County Grammar School for boys, formerly the Beckenham Technical Institute which opened in 1901, moved to a new site on Penge High Street between Kent House Road and Kingsdale Road in 1931. It moved from Penge to its present location in Eden Park, Beckenham, in January 1969.

Emile Facey said on Facebook: "If you're on your way to Penge East station you might want to look at alternative routes as there's been some sort of incident there.

Many residents commute into central London or to Canary Wharf/Docklands.[citation needed] It is the only place in the London Borough of Bromley to have a London SE postcode covered completely by the London Borough of Bromley (this includes Anerley).

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Penge is served by three rail stations. Penge East and Kent House have frequent services to London Victoria and Orpington and First Capital Connect operates a limited peak hour service via St Pancras International to St Albans, Luton or Bedford (Trains via St Pancras International generally start or terminate at Beckenham Junction). Also Penge West with services to London Bridge and Caterham, as well as London Overground services to Dalston Junction and West Croydon.

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Easter Saturday saw a joint Easter celebration between the Penge Tourist Board and the Penge Traders Association.  Despite the wet weather, around 130 little local Pengites wandered down our High Street gathering stickers from our local shops before finishing at the Bridge House Tavern where they received an egg and took part in a special disco. This page…

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After the Crystal Palace was moved to Penge Place, a fashionable day out was to visit the Crystal Palace during the day and to take the tram down the hill to one of the 'twenty-five pubs to the square mile'[18] or two Music Halls: The King's Hall and, after 1915, the Empire Theatre. [1] [2] Music Hall comedians were in the habit of making fun of the locale in which they appeared and consequently Penge became the butt of many jokes.

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The church of St John the Evangelist was consecrated in 1850, when the population of the village had risen to over a thousand, including the residents of the two groups of almshouses. Soon afterwards, the relocation of the Crystal Palace to Sydenham brought explosive growth to the area. The station reopened in 1863 and the London, Chatham and Dover Railway opened another station in the same year, which lay within Beckenham and is now called Penge East.

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A small Post Office in east Penge was the location for Part 2 of The Stolen Policeman (series 8, ep.11) and Series 8 episode 13 opens:

St Johns C.E. Primary School, was originally part of the Old Penge Chapel which opened in 1837. Early in the 1850s following the completion of St John the Evangelist, the chapel building became used entirely as a school. In 1977 the school’s site was extended and a new school building was opened in September 1978.[25]

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