Did you know that Julie Andrews briefly lived in Beckenham during World War 2?
There are plenty of musicians and singers who have been – and are – residents; including David Bowie, Peter Frampton and Carey Blyton.
But it is Julie with the incredible singing voice who has been an inspiration for the Market on the Green this weekend; especially in her role as Mary Poppins in the Disney film musical.
More on the Market on the Green from Copers Cope Residents blog here
But there is still a link, as the father of P L Travers, who wrote the original Mary Poppins novel, was born in Deptford!