Aneurin John/Ken Wilson, 1977
Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library, High Street
Take a tour around Bromley Archives. The archive store itself is normally closed to the public and visitors will be allowed access within this space and a look at some of the items that we have in our collection.
Bromley South, Bromley North
Learn about Bromley Historic Collections Archive Service and see the Archive for yourself. Our items range from the 17th century to the current day and showcase the history of what is now the London Borough of Bromley. We will be conducting tours of the normally locked archive store and showing a few choice items from the collections.
art in the public realm
A new installation of Bromley’s Battle of Britain lace panel is now on display in the Central library and forms part of Bromley Historic Collections. Join us for a talk on the restoration process and specialist textile conservation.
A walk around the streets that the young Herbert George Wells knew when he was growing up and wrote about in his autobiography. You will get a flavour of Bromley in its Victorian heyday - all in the words of the author of the 'Time Machine'
Ernest Newton, Berner & son, 1898
housing, online, retail, restaurant/bar, walk/tour
Starting at the Exhibition 'Historic Bromley Town' taking place on the Lower Mall of The Glades, the tour tells the story of Bromley's phenomenal growth in the late 19thC showing how the town progressed from a rural market town to suburb in about 20 yrs.
Founded to house the widows of clergymen, the original building consisted of 20 houses built around a classically-styled quadrangle. Captain Richard Ryder – one of Sir Christopher Wren's surveyors – was in charge of design and construction.
Captain Richard Ryder, 1666
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