Category Archives: Famous People

Famous People – Dr James Scott

In the Victorian times, Dr James Scott’s (1779-1848) had a surgery, on Bromley High Street. His surgery stood opposite the Royal Bell Hotel, where the Diners Inn (formerly George Week’s shop, as a ceramic tile panel attests) is now. He … Continue reading

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Robert Dyas – a surprise Bromley resident

It has been good to welcome a branch of Robert Dyas now open in Bromley High Street and even more so since it has been discovered by staff at the Local Studies Library that Robert Dyas lived for the last … Continue reading

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David Bowie in Bromley (or Bickley, or Beckenham)

David Bowie (the famous musician!) was born in Southwark. His parents then moved to Bromley South (106 Canon Road, Clarence Road, briefly attending Raglan Road School), settling at 4 Plaistow Grove, where he spent his school years. In 1969 he … Continue reading

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The Author H.G. Wells in Bromley

H G Wells is a famous author, writing books such as author of The War Of The Worlds and The Time Machine, with prescience: “His writing imagined before they existed the aeroplane, the tank, space travel, the atomic bomb and the internet. In later life, … Continue reading

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