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Come and celebrate Broomtime with us on Saturday!

Bromley is named after the little yellow broom flower – it grew in profusion in the fields – and the town held a festival every year. This year, we will celebrate it, in the Glades! Continue reading

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Urgent! Write Now – Due for Demolition on Saturday (4th May)

Write now and save this iconic cupola from demolition THIS SATURDAY (4th May 2024) Continue reading

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Celebrate Broom Time in Bromley – Saturday 11th May!

Bromley is named after the little yellow broom flower – it grew in profusion in the fields – and the town held a festival every year. This year, we will celebrate it, in the central Atrium of the Glades:

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Bromley Town Centre Parks Heritage & Biodiversity Trail

The Friends of Bromley Town Parks & Gardens, and Bromley Civic Society, are pleased to present a new trail through our heritage green spaces.

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Our Chair receives the Mayor’s Award for 2024

We are very proud that our Chair, Tony Banfield, was one of ten recipients of the Mayor’s award (for contributions in the voluntary sector).  Tony has been pivotal in saving our historical buildings and green space in the town centre, … Continue reading

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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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