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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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Arts And Crafts Movement in Bromley – Ernest Newton

The renowned architect Ernest Newton has built one of his best works in Bromley: The Royal Bell. Continue reading

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Number 8 South Street – HG Wells Dame school

No. 8 South Street is where Mrs Knotts dame school was attended by a young H.G. Wells between 1871 and 1874.  In his autobiography, he describes it as “off with my brother Freddy (who was on no account to let … Continue reading

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College Slip, K2 Telephone Box & College Green Pocket Park – Heritage

College Slip is the passageway which follows the old college wall. In the latter part of the 19th century it was still a country lane leading to open fields. Continue reading

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