This summer we are having some exhibitons and walks to show off Bromley Heritage. Here’s our exhibition on Saturday 2nd July, and our first walks. For the walks – please note that booking is essential, as there is limited numbers
|Saturday 2nd of July:||9am – 4pm||Exhibition: The story of Bromley’s growth is told in an exhibition of old photos – from a small market town with a charter granted by Ethelbert, King of Kent – to a coaching stop on the way from London to the coast – to become a grand and flourishing Victorian town where HG Wells was born and grew up and where some remarkable buildings in the Arts and Crafts style of architecture were constructed.|
The heritage walks will start from the exhibition.
|Saturday 2nd of July:||10.30am||Family Heritage Trail|
A short walk (approx. 1.5hrs) around the High Street for families with children – adults without children are welcome! People on the walk will be asked to see if they can look up and spot ‘treasures’ of heritage interest usually high up on buildings. There will be stories to tell about each of the items – all part of discovering Bromley’s fascinating heritage.
|Saturday 2nd of July:||12.30pm||Victorian Bromley|
A walk (approx. 1.5hrs) around the old town of Bromley to get a flavour of its Victorian heyday, when many buildings in the Arts and Crafts style were built and where Herbert George Wells spent the first 13 years of his life. We will look at the beginnings of local democracy in Bromley and how the town grew rapidly from its market town origins in the later Victorian period.
|Saturday 2nd of July:||3pm||The heritage of Bromley’s Parks and Gardens|
A walk around some of Bromley’s wonderful parks and gardens – our town’s USP! From the ‘hidden gem’ of the park behind the Palace to the sweep of Martins Hill, the amphitheatre of Church House Gardens and the close intimacy (under threat) of Library Gardens. The origins and heritage of these green spaces will be explained. The walk will take about an hour and a half and will start at an exhibition in The Glades (nr Boots on the upper floor) and finish at the floral display in the High Street as part of the Bromley floral festival.