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North Street Demolished – The Parish School

The Parish school, then known as the National School, was built on the corner of North Street and College Road, in 1854.  The building was especially designed for it, by the eminent architect James Piers St Aubyn, who also designed … Continue reading

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Widmore Road Demolished – Homeopathy Hospital

Homeopathy was a popular treatment in Bromley, starting in 1865  when part of the White Hart Inn was opened as a homeopathic dispensary, and when it outgrew this accommodation,  Bromley’s first homeopathic hospital opened in 1889 at 19 Widmore Road.  … Continue reading

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New Virtual Tour – A visit to Bromley Palace and Park!

Join us for a close look at the 18th century Bromley Palace, now the nerve centre of Bromley Council – we’ll also ‘walk’ around the secluded Park behind the Palace The 18th century Bromley Palace was the Georgian home of the Bishops of Rochester. It was transformed in … Continue reading

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Reminices – Gaumont Cinema by Adrian

An extract from Adrian’s contribution to the memories on the Havelock Rec in 2018, he writes: “On Saturday mornings many of us attended the Gaumont cinema at Bromley South where, for sixpence, we would sing popular songs before watching features like Zorro, Hopalong … Continue reading

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Reminices – Weeks Ironmongery by Peter

An extract from Peter’s contribution to the memories on the Havelock Rec, he writes: “I had a regular delivery (of broken coke) to the lady next door at No 109 Homesdale Road, called Mrs Stokes. Her husband was the manager of … Continue reading

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High Street No. 111 – Heritage Building

Number 111 is Tweed cottage. This modest 2-storey building marked the southern most end of the High street until the railway came, in 1858. Since then, this Georgian building has been Barclays Bank, before becoming Tiger shop, selling arts and … Continue reading

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Comments on the Supplementary Planning Document consultation

This summer the council has run a consultation to decide whether to issue supplementary planning guidance for Bromley and Orpington town centres. The consultation was run by Commonplace and closed 5th October 2020. You can view the comments people made by … Continue reading

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Supplementary Planning Document consultation: ‘The Future of Bromley Town Centre’

This summer the council had a consultation for drawing up a supplementary planning documents for Bromley (and Orpington) town centres.
These guidelines could determine the appearance and height of future developments. Continue reading

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Bromley Town Centre consultation: Bulletin No.2 –‘Have your say on your Local Area’

At Bromley Civic Society, we think it is important that we all take part in this Consultation.  To assist you in making your contribution we are producing a series of Bulletins on each of the Themes in the Consultation to meet … Continue reading

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Bromley Town Centre consultation: Bulletin No.1 – ‘Quick Feedback’

At Bromley Civic Society, we think it is important that we all take part in this Consultation.  To assist you in making your contribution we are producing a series of Bulletins on each of the Themes in the Consultation to meet … Continue reading

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