A.R. Martin, a founding member of the Blackheath Society in 1937, was an extraordinary photographer both in technique and in his selection of photographic subjects. A polymath, with a vast range of interests, he had a particular affinity for Kidbrooke.
During the 1920s and 30s, when Kidbrooke was undergoing large-scale urban development he recorded the rapidly changing landscape.
The Kidbrooke which he photographed at those period is unrecognisable in the Kidbrooke of today.