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High Street No. 111 – Heritage Building

Number 111 is Tweed cottage. This modest 2-storey building marked the southern most end of the High street until the railway came, in 1858. Since then, this Georgian building has been Barclays Bank, before becoming Tiger shop, selling arts and … Continue reading

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High Street No. 217, 1700s house and former bookshop – Heritage Buildings

The tattooist (No. 217), and the next door shop, occupy an 18th century house, worthy of mention as it was the premises of two Bromley notable historians and printers, each producing from this shop an invaluable histories of Bromley – … Continue reading

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High Street No. 232 – Heritage Building

This shop was the site of Morley’s Academy, which was on the upper floors, where the author HG Wells went to school, after he had graduated from the Dame school on south street. It was demolished in 1902 and replaced … Continue reading

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West Street No. 2 – Old Fire Station – Heritage Building

The original fire station in Bromley, now a chinese restaurant Continue reading

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Market Sq No. 14-18 Georgian Terrace – Heritage Buildings

These buildings are the oldest buildings in Market Square. They were originally built as private houses, in the early 18th century. They were the scene of several fatal fires in the Victorian / Edwardian era, which included the collection of … Continue reading

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Market Square No. 1-3 – Maunders Bakery now McDonalds

MacDonalds occupies an 18th century shop which for generations until around 1971 was the Bakery of the Maunders family. Next door, Jessops also occupies a Georgian terrace of similar age and importance.

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High Street No. 242, Picture House Cinema – Heritage Buildings

Opened on the 21st December 1936, it is one of Odeon’s original “Oscar Deutsch Odeon” cinemas, in Art Deco style, by George Coles. It seated 1,492 in the main auditorium; with 1,018 in the stalls and 474 in the circle. … Continue reading

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00 Old Photos – High Street Broadway

It’s hard to imagine Bromley when the lower high street was fields or suburban villas, but some of these photos bring those distant eras back. Even when the railway came to Bromley in 1850s, it took another 40 years before … Continue reading

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High Street No. 208-214 former Tunnel Shoes – Heritage Buildings

The former Tunnel Shoes occupy the original 1902 premises of Boots the Chemists. The Art Nouveau wrought iron work in front of the first floor windows is typical of boots in this period and similar work can also be seen … Continue reading

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Market Square The Old New Townhall – Heritage Buildings

Neo-Gothic brick new ‘Town Hall’ built by the new Lord of the Manor in the 1863 at his own cost Continue reading

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