Heritage Buildings: Lower High Street: The Broadway
When the railway came to Bromley in 1850s, this area was fields. Then a series of villas, making use of the new station and views over the valley, were built along the road. When this was changed to become shops and commercial buildings, in the 1920s and 30s, it was renamed to the ‘Broadway’, and the sign can still be seen just up hill from Bromley South.
Looking downhill, there is the
protected view of the green hill of Keston Ridge.
Below are some old photos of ‘The Broadway’, the lower part of the High Street:
Aberdeen buildings, probably around 1900s
High Street near Market Square
Graceful bay windows of Marks and Spencers
Marks and Spencers in 2019
Bromley Place Parade
French Imperial style Aberdeen Buildings in 2019
Fine art deco clock face on the corner, mentioned by Lord Haw Haw.
Art Deco parade of shops
Postcard from BBLHS showing the Aberdeen Buildings and Broadway in 1904
Art Deco of Laura Ashley Building
Art Deco clock now over Laura Ashley in 1935
1935 view of Harrison & Gibson furniture store, with 70 High Street (presumably Fifty Shilling tailors) behind. Mick Scott.
66-70 High Street, lovely example of a Neo Georgian Shop
High street and Westminster Bank
The Gaumont in it’s heyday years
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