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1 Palace Park – 4 Medieval Moat (and fish ponds)

The Old Bishops Palace was surrounded by a moat in the Medieval era. Moats were a status symbol for a mansion. Moats like these were not a serious military deterrent, though households inside a moat were more secure than otherwise. … Continue reading

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12 Good Reasons: Objections to John Lewis/Waitrose Development

WHAT WE ARE OBJECTING TO: Buildings on this scale and height are out of character with the rest of the town centre. Heritage Assets will be harmed.  A Precedent will be set for further tall buildings. The Local Infrastructure will be overloaded. There is not enough Affordable Housing. Continue reading

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4 The Mill Pond

There were a number of mills recorded in the Doomsday Book along the River Ravensbourne in Bromley, but the only one that survived until the modern era is this one. It is often called ‘Glass Mill Pond’ as there was … Continue reading

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1 Palace Park – 6 The Ha-Ha

The Ha-Ha was an important part of the park, as it kept the local farmer’s livestock – ie cattle – out of the gardens so they didn’t eat all the ornamental plants! If correctly built, at over 8 foot high … Continue reading

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The Mayor visits our new Display Panels at the Open House 2023 Exhibition

Come to our Open House 2023 exhibition and read the story of Bromley Continue reading

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John Lewis proposal to build tower blocks on the Bromley Waitrose site

It is is necessary to set out clearly the visual impact that the three blocks have on nearby residential areas; also to examine whether the local physical and social infrastructure can cope with such a large development that does not feature in the Local Plan. Continue reading

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The Curious Case of The Table

In May we were contacted by a friend-of-a-friend in the South of France, about a rather stylish antique table. When they bought it, and got it home, they found a note inside:

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Broomtime 2023 – The shrub, from which Bromley takes its name is now in full flower on Martin’s Hill. Don’t miss this annual natural heritage event unique to Bromley! Continue reading

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Great turnout, poor weather – Bertie’s Bromley walk for the Library Lates

Join us, this Thursday (27th April), as we are leading a walk around the Bromley that the author HG Wells knew when he was growing up. This links with the Library Lates happening that day, so the walk will finish at the Central Library. Continue reading

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UPDATE! The monster Council co-development and its chain reaction of tower blocks down the High Street

UPDATE! As of today, 7th March 2023, the developers have withdrawn the current application. This is great news. We will keep an eye on the site though. PREVIOUSLY we said…

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