Category Archives: High St & Broadway

High Street south of Market Sq

Former Gaumont Cinema

Account by  Lynne Galloghly, thanks to the Bromley Gloss group, on 17th August 2015 “Thanks Amanda for info and photos! Photos showing the site from 1935 (before construction), 1940, 1950’s, 2007, and 2014. “Bromley’s first cinema opened in 1909 in … Continue reading

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00 Old Photos – High Street Broadway

It’s hard to imagine Bromley when the lower high street was fields or suburban villas, but some of these photos bring those distant eras back. Even when the railway came to Bromley in 1850s, it took another 40 years before … Continue reading

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Nos _86-96 High Street, Ravensfell Parade – Heritage Building Profile

Posted on March 3, 2019 by campaignr A modest 1923 parade of shops, with nicely proportioned windows above, in Art Deco style. They occupy the whole front of what used to be the large garden of Ravensfell House Ravensfell House was built for … Continue reading

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Nos 130 High Street – Purple Paperchase Heritage Building

It’s hard to miss the pink frontage of this building. Not just is it one of the older buildings on the High Street but it has fantastic décor – the shop floor ceiling is removed and the first floor has … Continue reading

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No 123 High Street, Marks and Spencers – Heritage Building Profile

“Wright Brothers’ attractive bow-windowed shop was taken over by a High Street chain store, who a few years ago took great trouble to reproduce in every detail

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Nos 72-80 High Street, Bromley House Parade – Heritage Building Profile

This parade of shops was built about 1930 when this part of the High Street was developed, replacing a line of fine villas that overlooked the Ravensbourne valley. The parade is fronted in brick with stone ornamentation, the broken pediments … Continue reading

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95-109 High Street (Clarke’s) Aberdeen Buildings– Heritage building profile

Aberdeen Buildings – this distinctive high profile parade was built in 1887 by a local butcher, Amos Borer.  His premises was the end shop (which was “No 1 Aberdeen Buildings” but is now 107-109 High Street, occupied by Clarke’s Shoes). … Continue reading

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70 High Street Bromley (former Maplins) – Heritage building profile

70 High Street Bromley was built in the “New Georgian” style in the 1930s.  At this time, the lower high street was being redeveloped.  It was the home of the “Fifty Shilling Tailors” Bromley branch.

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