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High Street No. 181 Hunters Jewellers – Victorian Shop front

Hunters the Practical Jewellers has the finest surviving Victorian Shopfront in Bromley. Continue reading

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Queens Mead and it’s Protected View

Down Glassmill Road, the other side of the River Ravensbourne from Martins Hill, is the grassy park of Queens Mead. It has a protected view, though this looks like it will not survive much longer: The line of buildings that … Continue reading

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West Street No. 2 – Old Fire Station – Heritage Building

The original fire station in Bromley, now a chinese restaurant Continue reading

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Market square – Central block – Heritage Buildings

These lovely black and white buildings are from the 1933 re-layout of Market square. They exemplify the culmination of the Old English style of the Arts and Crafts movement. Continue reading

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Market Sq No. 14-18 Georgian Terrace – Heritage Buildings

These buildings are the oldest buildings in Market Square. They were originally built as private houses, in the early 18th century. They were the scene of several fatal fires in the Victorian / Edwardian era, which included the collection of … Continue reading

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Market Square No. 6-8 Caters Supermarket now Lloyds & Bon Marche

The TSB and Bon Marche occupy the former ‘Caters’ store built in 1957, one of the first modern self-service shopping supermarkets in the country. The architecture has a ‘Festival of Britain’ feel. It occupies the site of the Old Bull … Continue reading

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Market Square No. 1-3 – Maunders Bakery now McDonalds

MacDonalds occupies an 18th century shop which for generations until around 1971 was the Bakery of the Maunders family. Next door, Jessops also occupies a Georgian terrace of similar age and importance.

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Archive: Come to our Treasure Trail on Friday!

Wondering what to do with the children this half term?  Get them involved in heritage on the Family Heritage Treasure Trail on Friday 21st February from 10am to 4pm. It’s meant for youngsters accompanied by grown ups – but there’s nothing to stop grown ups having a … Continue reading

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Market Square No. 27, David Greig’s building – Heritage Building Profile

Built in 1912 for the David Greig chain of supermarkets. It has an orate stone frontage in Neo-Baroque style. It uses pre-fabricated decorative ceramic facings, in this case, terracotta, as used in buildings such as Dulwich College and the Royal … Continue reading

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Archive: 2012, June: Jonathan Clay talk at AGM

Thursday 6th June 2013: BCS AGM. The society’s Annual General Meeting took place at the Parish Rooms, Church Street, Bromley. After our formal business our guest speaker Jonathan Clay spoke eloquently about the campaign by Gravesend Civic Society against disastrous … Continue reading

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