Come visit them at The Glades on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September!
Bromley Civic Society exists to promote awareness of the built and green heritage of Bromley Town Centre and to encourage its protection wherever possible. They do guided walks around the town centre and illustrated talks where the aim is to make people aware of their local heritage in an entertaining way. Development in the town centre is closely monitored and concerns are raised with the Council and others where they see local character and heritage threatened. They also raise awareness of such issues and will run campaigns where they feel it is necessary.
What will They be doing for ‘Spirit Of Bromley Week’?
Bromley Civic Society will be staging an Exhibition celebrating the historic character and heritage of Bromley from its origins as a Kentish market town through the Victorian Golden Age to the present time with many buildings in the Arts and Crafts style that can be seen today. The town is a treasure trove of Arts and Crafts architecture; also Dutch and French Influence, Queen Anne and Neo Georgian – it’s all there! Previous residents HG Wells, David Bowie, Hanif Kureishi and Bromley’s musical heritage all get a mention.
A ‘Walk around Victorian Bromley’ will start from the Exhibition in the Glades on Saturday 16th September at 11:00am. You will hear stories about Bromley’s dramatic late-Victorian expansion when the town evolved from a Kentish market town into a London suburb. Victorian Arts and Crafts architecture predominates as well as Flemish, Queen Anne and even Parisian.
The Society will also be doing the famous HG Wells’ Bromley – in his own words walk on Sunday 17th September. You will get a flavour of Bromley in its Victorian heyday – all in the words of the author of the ‘Time Machine’. The walk will start outside the Primark entrance, 162 High Street, Bromley 11:00am.
What is their favourite thing about Bromley?
“Its delightful and peaceful Parks and Gardens are very near to the centre of the town; its wonderful range of Victorian architecture; the pubs, the music …the list goes on!”