Category Archives: Reminisciences

People’s memories of Bromley in yesteryear

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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Saturday Mornings at the Gaumont by Adrian

An extract from Adrian’s contribution to the memories on the Havelock Rec in 2018, he writes: “On Saturday mornings many of us attended the Gaumont cinema at Bromley South where, for sixpence, we would sing popular songs before watching features like Zorro, Hopalong … Continue reading

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