Carl Von Linne (1707-1778)
Illustrious Swedish Father of Botany, architect of the system of naming organisms. Physician, naturalist and botanist, whose teachings and influences came to our country with his disciple Pehr Loefling (1729-1756).
This royal botanical garden represents the spread of the scientific spirit of Carlos Linneo HRH Princess Heredera Victoria of Sweden dedicated this plaque on 13 June 2001
This tree, commemorating Sir Peter Medawar, OM, FRS, Nobel Laureate, 1915 - 1987, was donated by the Margaret Pyke Centre and Trust and planted by his wife, Jean, on 15th December 1987 in the presence of Councillor Mrs Terence Mallinson of Westminster City Council. It replaces a tree on the same site which was lost in the Great Storm of 16 - 17 October 1987.
This cloister is built in memory of John George Phillips a native of this town, chief wireless telegraphist of the ill-fated S.S. Titanic. He died at his post when the vesssel foundered in mid-Atlantic on the 15th day of April 1912
Croydon Road Recreation Ground 9th August 1902 Britain's First Public Airmail Flight Beckenham - Leeds Castle - Godmersham - Dover Pilots - M Auguste Eugine Gaudron Dr Francis Alexander Barton Bromley & Beckenham Philatelic Society