Civic Day: Two heritage walks & family trail

On Saturday 22nd June 2019 (National Civic Day) Bromley Civic Society are organising two heritage walks around Bromley Town Centre and also a family heritage ‘Treasure’ trail. See our flyer.

The walks start and finish in The Glades (north end upper level, near Boots) each walk is 90 mins and is Free. 

The first walk at 10:30am will be through the Bromley Palace and into the Park beyond.  The Palace was the 18th century Georgian home of the Bishops of Rochester and is now the nerve centre of Bromley Council.  It 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.

The second walk at 12:30pm will be 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.

Black-and-white house with jetties, turret and balconies
The Star and Garter, an Arts and Crafts fantasy

We will see a variety of Victorian style pubs, 150yr old commuter housing, a 200yr old Kentish Cottage and will take a look at the new Picturehouse

Heritage Treasure trail
There will also be something for 5-12 yrs olds and all the family – a family Heritage Treasure Trail. Pick up your clues at the Bromley Civic Society desk in The Glades (nr Boots on the upper floor) between 10am and 12pm and follow a trail of treasure in 21 spots around the town.  It’s free and will take about an hour.  There will be prizes!  

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