Various aspects of the Bexley Borough's history are covered in published books and by articles on the Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre website, where you can also search the Archive Catalogue and look for local newspaper articles. Local history notes cover a wide range of subjects, including town histories, business and industry, country estates, historic buildings, leisure, schools, people, transport and historical sources.
Photographs can be seen at Bexley Borough Photos.
The Bexley Historical Society is the longest-established of all the local history societies in the London Borough of Bexley and over the years its chairmen and members have contributed their knowledge and experience to a number of published works (to an extent not equalled by the other societies put together). These are:
1955 - The History of Chapel House Dansington, by Garth Groombridge
1969 - Bexley Brasses, by Ruth Hutcherson
1970 - Hall Place, by Paul Morris
1973 - A History of St Mary’s Bexley, by Kitty Roome
1975 - Bexley Village, by Peter Tester
1979 - East Wickham and Welling, by Peter Tester
1979 - History of Danson, by Ruth Hutcherson
1985 - The Archaeology of the Bexley Area, by Peter Tester
1985 - Stylemans Almshouses, by Kitty Roome
1987 - The RACS Chalk Mines and the Bostall Estate, by Rod LeGear
1992 - Bexley Deneholes, by Rod LeGear
1995 - Bexley Pubs, by Jim Packer
2004 - The Village on the Heath: a history of Bexley Hospital, by Britta von Zweigbergk and Michael Armstrong
2005 - Lost Pubs of Bexley, by Jim Packer
2014 - Woodmen and Fenmen: Blackfen's story, by Penny Duggan
2017 - Boswell's Bexley: a photographer's view of the Borough 1890 to 1950, by Penny Duggan
Many of these are still in print and are available from Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre, Central Library, Bexleyheath.