Category Archives: BCS news

HG Wells walk and Royal Bell Opening: Sat 21 September

It’s Bertie’s birthday next Saturday!  Join us for the annual HG Wells walk on the 153rd anniversary of his birth in Bromley. Hear how he describes Victorian Bromley as it grew from market town to London suburb. We start at 10:30am … Continue reading

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Proposals for Old Town Hall, from the new owners

Old Town Hall Our initial thoughts are that although the leaflet contains precious little detail the proposals look promising.  74,000 sq ft of serviced offices is proposed for the both the 1907 town hall and the 1939 ‘extension’.  The hotel … Continue reading

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Heritage Open Days: 14 Sept

For the 2019 Heritage Open Day, Bromley Civic Society will be leading three walks that explore historic Bromley: 1.Saturday 14th September: 10.00am Bromley Palace and Park Meeting time and place: 10am, at Stockwell Close (off Kentish Way), close to Bromley … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Press Release: Bromley High Street could qualify for a share of £44 million

In recognition that HERITAGE IS A TRADING ASSET the government has put forward £44 million for High Streets, like Bromley, that are in Conservation Areas.   Bromley is expected to apply with an ‘Expression of Interest’ by 12 noon 12th … Continue reading

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BCS talk: From the Vestry to the Palace – Thurs 21 March

This talk will cover the story of local government in Bromley; the buildings, the architecture and what the future might hold. The talk will take place at the Parish rooms, Church Road, Bromley BR2 0EG Thursday 21 March 2019 at … Continue reading

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Half Term fun! Do our new Family Heritage Trail !

Have the most amazing time this half term! Do our new family Heritage Treasure Trail around our historic buildings in central Bromley. No booking required, find us in the Local Studies Centre on the 2nd floor of Bromley Central Library … Continue reading

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Historic Architecture Talk on February 28th: Venue Change

Please note that the venue for Benedict O’Looney’s talk on historic architecture in south London has been changed to the Small Hall, Bromley Central Library (see below). Benedict will also speak about progress with the current plan to restore the … Continue reading

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Press Release – 20-storey Tower over former Maplins at 66-70 High Street

BROMLEY CIVIC SOCIETY Press Release 20 storey tower proposed on the site of the former Maplins store Like circling vultures waiting to pick the bones of our historic old town developers are being lured by the Council’s ill-conceived Masterplan and … Continue reading

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BCS Newletter and February talk

The latest BCS newsletter was published before Christmas containing all the latest information about town centre planning and other important issues. One important story concerns the approval given for the revised planning application for the Royal Bell hotel on 13 … Continue reading

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