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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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Incendiary bombs and ARP wardens at Havelock Brick Pit.. by Arthur Sheppeck

Mr Arthur Sheppeck Some recollections from Arthur Sheppeck, who played in the brickfield, mainly from 1941 to 1949. He remembers the Brick Pit being 60 feet deep. He told Friends of Havelock Rec, in 2015: ‘One day, one of the … Continue reading

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Let’s NOT spend £1m on a giant greenhouse in the High Street – never mind the two recycled basket funnel sculptures.

The proposal is for the council to spend £1.2million on this ‘Street Clutter’ from money scrimped and saved from other contracts, such as park maintenance.  It is being rushed through so they can construct them in June. Our money is … Continue reading

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Thanks to your help – Maplin tower block rejected by one vote!

We are grateful to everyone who took the time to object to this development. The Development and Control Committee voted 9 to 8 to reject the proposal for the ugly dominating tower over the former Maplins shop. Losing the application … Continue reading

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EMAIL NOW – Or this will be approved next week:

Bromley council’s planning officers have recommended that our Development and control committee should approve a 12-storey high rise to be built over the former Maplin’s shop on the corner of Ethelbert Road.  This means that it’s almost certain to go … Continue reading

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2020 Draft Open Space Strategy – List of Parks with Actions

These are actions, against specific parks, in the Draft Open Space Strategy here: https://cds.bromley.gov.uk/documents/s50083222/Idverde%20Draft%20OPen%20Space%20Strtaegy.pdf Please excuse any duplicates that have not been spotted; they were repeated in the different strategic-objectives tables.  It is expected that many of these will not … Continue reading

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Write to say ‘No’ to the Draft Open Space Strategy

Object to the Draft Open Space Strategy; It aims to cut maintenance even further, and to rank the open space with the aim of selling some. Continue reading

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SAVE our Neo-Georgian Shop (AGAIN)

The developers who own the shop, that was formerly Maplins, have amended and re-submitted their planning application – please object! Here’s the link to the application (so click the Comments tab, then add a comment, chosing ‘Objection’ as the reason) … Continue reading

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North St: The National School or The Parish School on North Street – Lost Heritage

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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