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High Street No. 232 – Heritage Building

This shop was the site of Morley’s Academy, which was on the upper floors, where the author HG Wells went to school, after he had graduated from the Dame school on south street. It was demolished in 1902 and replaced … Continue reading

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Martins Hill, the War Memorial, and the Ravensbourne of Yesteryear

Martins Hill and War Memorial.
In the early years of the railway, the slopes were noted for the perfusion of broom, and made the hillside appear quite yellow from the train. Continue reading

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Queens Gardens and formerly White Hart Field

In 1897 the lord of the manor, Charles Cole-Childs, gave the field known as White Hart Field, to the people. This became Queens Gardens. Before the Glades was built it stretched between Market Square and the Bishops Palace (the Bishops … 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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High Street No. 160, Victoria Chambers, now Primark’s Annex – Heritage Building Profile

This fine building is from the 1890s and built in the Arts & Crafts style with its characteristic Dutch influence. The blue plaque identifies it as the birthplace of the famous author HG Wells. Continue reading

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Number 8 South Street – HG Wells Dame school

No. 8 South Street is where Mrs Knotts dame school was attended by a young H.G. Wells between 1871 and 1874.  In his autobiography, he describes it as “off with my brother Freddy (who was on no account to let … Continue reading

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