Author Archives: Tim Hayward

Online HG Wells Tour: Saturday 19 September 10.30am

Join us for an online tour of HG Wells’ Bromley A video tour around Victorian Bromley where HG Wells (Bertie) grew up. Members of Bromley Civic Society, dressed in period costume, will speak the words from his Autobiography where he … Continue reading

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HG Wells walk and Royal Bell Opening: Sat 21 September

It’s Bertie’s birthday next Saturday!  Join us for the annual HG Wells walk on the 153rd anniversary of his birth in Bromley. Hear how he describes Victorian Bromley as it grew from market town to London suburb. We start at 10:30am … Continue reading

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BCS talk: From the Vestry to the Palace – Thurs 21 March

This talk will cover the story of local government in Bromley; the buildings, the architecture and what the future might hold. In 1858 when the railway came to Bromley, the borough was run by the Parish Vestry, and election to … Continue reading

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Historic Architecture Talk on February 28th: Venue Change

Please note that the venue for Benedict O’Looney’s talk on historic architecture in south London has been changed to the Small Hall, Bromley Central Library (see below). Benedict will also speak about progress with the current plan to restore the … Continue reading

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Archive: BCS Newletter and February talk

The latest BCS newsletter was published before Christmas containing all the latest information about town centre planning and other important issues. One important story concerns the approval given for the revised planning application for the Royal Bell hotel on 13 … Continue reading

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Archive: London Forum update

Bromley Civic Society is a member of The London Forum which works to protect and improve the quality of life in London. It is a most influential body with input into Government and London Plan policy. Take a look at … Continue reading

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Churchill Quarter Planning Application

The planning application for the “Churchill Quarter” development in Bromley town centre has now been submitted (planning reference: 18/02181). The development, adjacent to library gardens, is a co-development with the Council providing the land and Countryside Properties responsible for building … Continue reading

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Four Heritage Walks for Civic Day: Saturday 16 June

Civic Day, with the slogan “I care about where I live”, is a nationwide event organised by Civic Voice (formerly the Civic Trust). Bromley Civic Society is contributing to Civic Day by staging four heritage walks around Bromley Town Centre … Continue reading

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Bromley Civic Society 2018 AGM: save the date!

Yes it’s that time of year again and it’s been a pretty busy one for the Town in terms of proposed redevelopment and, occasionally, some welcome Conservation initiatives. Do come and join us to find out more and give us … Continue reading

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Royal Bell Hotel Development: Members only meeting

Bromley Civic Society has been fortunate enough to secure a meeting with the new owners of the Royal Bell Hotel, High Street, Bromley. They will be hosting a special members only meeting at the Bell on Saturday 28th April at … Continue reading

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