Tag Archives: HG Wells

Martins Hill and the War Memorial

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

The current Queens Gardens is between the Glades and the Kentish Way bypass. Before the Glades was built it stretched between Market Square and the Bishops Palace (the Bishops of Rochester were the Lord of the Manor) – the palace … 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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Victoria Chambers, now Primark’s Annex, 160 High Street – Heritage Building Profile

Primark annex next to Mothercare occupies Victoria Chambers, a fine building from the 1890s in the Arts & Crafts style with its characteristic Dutch influence. With the building of a new section of road called the ‘New Cut’ in 1832, … 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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