Three Heritage open day walks: September 2018

Bromley Civic Society will be leading three of its popular heritage walks during September to celebrate open day

17th century Bromley and Sheppard’s Colleges

The 17th century Grade 1 listed, Wren inspired buildings form a quiet oasis in Bromley North. The walk will take us through the two quadrangles of the main College, into the Chapel (1862), around the grounds to see Sheppard’s College (1840) and some 200 year old graffiti.

Saturday 8 September

Meet 10:30am

Outside the Railway Tavern opposite Bromley North station

 

Bromley Palace and Park

The 18th century Georgian home of the Bishops of Rochester was transformed in 1845 by Victorian entrepreneur Coles-Child. We will see the grand staircase, wood carved panels, an Adams fireplace and more; also historic landscape features in the adjoining park.

Sunday 9th September

Meet 10:30am, Stockwell Close

 

 

Victorian Bromley (HG Wells)

A walk around the old town of Bromley to get a flavour of its Victorian heyday, when many buildings in the Arts and Crafts style were built and the young Herbert George Wells was experiencing life that would later shape his novels.

Sunday 16 September

Meet 10:30am, main entrance of Primark, Market Square

 

For more information, please see our flyer.

 

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London Forum

Photo by Heidi Sandstrom. on Unsplash

Bromley Civic Society is a member of The London Forum which works to protect and improve the quality of life in London. It is a most influential body with input into Government and London Plan policy.

Take a look at their regular NewsForum bulletins and see what is going on elsewhere and what other Societies like ours are dealing with.

We are not alone!

The 2018 summer edition is now available here for viewing and downloading. Do please pass this on to others who may find it of interest. You can find all previous editions of newsforum on the London Forum website.

Next London Forum Open Meeting 26th September; London Forum AGM on 30th October

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Churchill Quarter Planning Application

The planning application for the “Churchill Quarter” development in Bromley town centre has now been submitted (planning reference: 18/02181).

The development, adjacent to library gardens, is a co-development with the Council providing the land and Countryside Properties responsible for building and operations.

Before and after images showing the effect of the development can be seen on the right.

 

Objections to this development should be submitted as soon as possible.

Please see our flyer for further details.

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Four Heritage Walks for Civic Day: Saturday 16 June

Civic Day, with the slogan “I care about where I live”, is a nationwide event organised by Civic Voice (formerly the Civic Trust). Bromley Civic Society is contributing to Civic Day by staging four heritage walks around Bromley Town Centre on Saturday 16th June.

All four walks are free and each will take about 90 mins.  They will start and finish in The Glades at the north end upper level near Boots.  We will have a display there about the heritage of Bromley and more details about the work of the Bromley Civic Society.

The idea is to engage and inform visitors about the town’s rich heritage of architecture and green spaces and the stories that can be told about the characters that lived there in the past. People coming on the walks will be encouraged to look up and see details of buildings they may not have noticed before although they may have walked past them many times.

If residents and visitors know more about their local environment and the history that shaped it, they are more likely to end the day by saying “I care about where I live”!

The four walks are:

9:30am   Bromley Palace and Park

12:00pm   Bromley’s Green Spaces, Parks and Gardens 

2:00pm   Victorian Bromley (Arts and Crafts, HG Wells) 

4:00pm   Pathways of the Past 

For more details about the walks, please see our flyer for the day.

 

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Bromley Civic Society 2018 AGM: save the date!

Yes it’s that time of year again and it’s been a pretty busy one for the Town in terms of proposed redevelopment and, occasionally, some welcome Conservation initiatives. Do come and join us to find out more and give us your thoughts.

Date: Thursday 7th June, 7.30pm

Bromley Parish Church Rooms, Church Road, Bromley

Provisional Agenda
Welcome from the Chairman
Review of the past year &; discussion
Financial review
Election of officers
AOB

Short refreshment break
Guest Speaker
More refreshments and social

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Royal Bell Hotel Development: Members only meeting

Royal BellBromley Civic Society has been fortunate enough to secure a meeting with the new owners of the Royal Bell Hotel, High Street, Bromley.

They will be hosting a special members only meeting at the Bell on Saturday 28th April at 10.30am where there will be a chance to see proposed plans for the development of the hotel.

Places are limited and booking for this event is essential by emailing chair@bromleycivicsociety.org.uk

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Heritage Walk!

Come along to a BCS led heritage walk to Bromley & Sheppard’s colleges and Victorian Bromley North.

Saturday 14 April 2018 at 10.30am

Meet outside the Railway Tavern opposite Bromley North station.Walk will last approximately 90 minutes.

See flyer for more details.

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The Ghost Walk Returns!

Back by popular demand, Bromley Civic Society will once again be leading a tour of Bromley’s murky past with tales of ghosts, murder, political intrigue and execution!!

The Ghost walk will take place on Saturday 24 February at 6.30pm.

Meet outside Belgo in Queens Gardens from 6.15pm for a 6.30 start.

Please see our flyer for more details.

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Bromley Ghost Walk

Join us on the BCS ghost walk and hear stories from Bromley’s murky past with tales of ghosts, murder, political intrigue and execution!

Date: Saturday 25 November 2017: 4.45pm for a 5.00pm start

Meet outside Belgo in Queen’s Gardens by the north entrance to the Glades.

Please see flyer for more details.

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Churchill Quarter Consultation

A second consultation on the Council’s Library Gardens/Ethelbert Close development (Churchill Quarter) will now take place in the Wells Room at the Churchill Theatre on the following dates:

Thursday 16 Nov: 2.00-7.00pm

Friday 17 Nov: Midday – 5.00pm

Saturday 18 Nov: 10.00am-2.00pm

Please see flyer for full details.

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