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"Horsburgh's Bromley" Companion

As part of the work made possible with money left by former member Jean Tresize, the Society arranged for a copy of E.L.S Horsburgh's 1929 book "Bromley From the earliest times to the present century" to be scanned and made available to a wider public. But this was not the standard, published volume, but one with a mass of additions and corrections by a local historian in Bromley at the time, William Baxter.

In the files listed below, you will find first, the Bromley Companion. This is a summary of all the changes made by Baxter - with his handwriting transcribed for easy reading and searching. This has been created from the scanned work following many hours of work and which we hope will be of great interest to everyone who already has a copy of the original book. The additional notes and pictures, interesting as they are, will make much more sense if you can refer to the original to which it is indexed.

There are often copies of the book available for sale, on eBay and elsewhere, but if you do not have a copy or wish to see the original changes made by Baxter, you can download individual chapters as required by clicking on the appropriate link.

The files are stored in "pdf" format for which you will need Adobe Acorobat Reader; it can be obtained free from here.
To Open the file or Save it to your computer, simply click on the "Bromley Companion" below. You can then browse it at your leisure!

To read the
Bromley Companion

Click Here

Similarly, you can click on and download the individual chapters of the original annotated Horsburgh book as required. Please note the files vary in size but some (particularly Chapter 10) are quite large and may take a moment to display and a few minutes to download, depending on your connection speed. These files are held on an external website - if you are asked to login, ignore the message and "carry on"!

chap 01

Chapter 1

chap 02

Chapter 2

chap 03

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

chap 05

Chapter 5

chap 06

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

chap 07
chap 08

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

chap 10

Chapter 10 ...

chap 12

Chapter 12

chap 11

Chapter 11

chap 14

Chapter 14

chap 13

Chapter 13

Chapter 15

chap 16

Appendices etc

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