Category Archives: Famous People

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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Famous People – Dr James Scott

In the Victorian times, Dr James Scott’s (1779-1848) had a surgery, on Bromley High Street. His surgery stood opposite the Royal Bell Hotel, where the Diners Inn (formerly George Week’s shop, as a ceramic tile panel attests) is now. He … Continue reading

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Robert Dyas – a surprise Bromley resident

It has been good to welcome a branch of Robert Dyas now open in Bromley High Street and even more so since it has been discovered by staff at the Local Studies Library that Robert Dyas lived for the last … Continue reading

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David Bowie in Bromley (or Bickley, or Beckenham)

David Bowie (the famous musician!) was born in Southwark. His parents then moved to Bromley South (106 Canon Road, and briefly attending Raglan Road School), before settling at 4 Plaistow Grove, where he spent his school years, attending Ravenswood School … Continue reading

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The Author H.G. Wells in Bromley

HG Wells is a famous author, writing books such as author of The War Of The Worlds and The Time Machine, with prescience: “His writing imagined before they existed the aeroplane, the tank, space travel, the atomic bomb and the internet. In later life, … Continue reading

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