Bookstore, Built Structure, City Street, England, Greater London
Beckenham, England - May 8, 2011: A sign and fascia on a branch of the WHSmith newsagents and stationers retail chain of shops in Beckenham, Kent (South East London) with sign and fascia. WHSmith was founded in 1792 by Henry Walton Smith in a small news vendor's shop in London. Their son William Henry Smith eventually inherited the business and turned it into the main newspaper distributor in the country, with bookstalls on numerous railway stations. WHSmith has been a British household name for decades.