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The Supplementary Planning Document that will decide how our Town Centre looks for the next decade

Bromley Council is in the process of drawing up a Supplementary Planning Document for the town centre; together with the local plan, this will determine what the town centre looks like for the next decade. In 2020 they conducted a survey … Continue reading

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East Street No. 41, former Southern Suburban Co-operative Society

Though this striking Arts & Crafts building is now several shops, originally it was a large Co-Op store, with a meeting hall above and extensive bakery at the rear.

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Memories of Importers Coffee shop from Francis Frith site

Francis Frith site contains some lovely memories of Bromley in Yesteryear, especially about the beloved Importers Coffee shop. Please see the rest at : https://www.francisfrith.com/uk/bromley/coffee-shop-in-bromley-high-street_memory-485781

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Some archive pictures for the Jubilee!

This year we are celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of the Queen. To mark the occasion, we have chosen an assortment of memories and local pictures from our archive. * Silver Jubilee marked 25 years in 1977, * Golden Jubilee marked … Continue reading

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Object to building these two High Rises – it sets precedent for NINE others

There are 3 proposals in the planning system to build 11 tower blocks (between them) on the west side of the High Street, along the top of the ridge over the Ravensbourne Valley. Though the Churchill Quarter and Maplins sites … Continue reading

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

Stop the monster Council co-development and its chain reaction of tower blocks down the High Street. Help us stop this development: ‘Churchill Quarter’ or ‘how to ruin the heart of an historic Town Centre’ Continue reading

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New Conservation Area in Shortlands! And Bromley’s Conservation Area is extended!

We are delighted to announce that, last month, Bromley Council agreed to a new conservation area for Shortlands! And to extend the one in Bromley Town Centre.

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Famous People – Sir John Lubbock

The Lubbock family lived in the mansion house of High Elms, near Downe. Sir John Lubbock (born 1834) was the son of Sir John Lubbock (born 1801) and was a banker for his family company. He is best known for … Continue reading

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Thank you for responding!

We have been told that the proposals to spend £1.2m on the B&Q giant green house, and two basket-shaped concrete sculptures, have been dropped! We couldn’t do it without everyone’s help, sharing the news, and writing to object. Thank you!

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The sabotaged bomb at The Greyhound

When I was living in Bromley, during the war I was staying with my grandparents in Sharpes cottages when a bomb dropped into the carpark of the Greyhound hotel and no more than 50 feet from where I was sleeping. … Continue reading

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