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242 High Street Picture House Cinema

Opened on the 21st December 1936, it is one of Odeon’s original “Oscar Deutsch Odeon” cinemas, in Art Deco style, by George Coles. It seated 1,492 in the main auditorium; with 1,018 in the stalls and 474 in the circle. … Continue reading

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First Church of Christ Scientist

Striking octagonal building on Widmore Road. The listing describes it as “Christian Science Church. 1928 by E Braxton Sinclair in an inventive Neo-Classical style with brickwork and doors reminiscent of Art-Deco cinemas”. The peripheries have been converted to housing, along … 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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Charles Cowels-Voysey, Architect, Art Deco in Bromley

Charles Cowles Voysey (1889-1981) and a renowned architect in the early 20th Century.  In Bromley he was responsible for the ‘Town Hall extension’ (1939) and the former Magistrates Court (1939), Elsewhere, his other notable completed works includes Worthing Town Hall, … Continue reading

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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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