Bromley Borough Local History Society


Meetings of BBLHS - 2018

Unless otherwise stated, we meet on the first Tuesday of the month (except in August) at 7.45 pm in the Small Hall at the Trinity United Reformed Church at the junction of Freelands Road and Upper Park Road, Bromley, BR1 3AQ.
For a map of the area, click here.  Click here for details of Members' Events and here for Other Events of interest.

The hall has a small car park and free off-street parking. Buses 162, 269 and 314 pass near by: nearest bus stops are Freelands Road and St. Joseph's Church. There are facilities for the disabled. Nearest stations: Bromley North and Bromley South.

At most meetings you can visit our bookstall where you can browse and buy unusual and rare local
and general history books at very moderate prices as well as enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.

Non-members of all ages are very welcome to join us. You are invited to make a contribution of £1
towards the cost of the meeting (50p for Members).

For more information on

how to find us,
click here

Tuesday 2nd January

Edward Harrison: from Shoreditch to Shortlands - The publisher who made a fortune from "penny dreadfuls". The story of a prolific Victorian publisher of magazines which people enjoyed rather than being good for them and that made him a millionaire!

Patrick Hellicar

Tuesday 6th February

Honouring The Dead - the story of the WW1 (and WW2) memorial on Martin's Hill in Bromley. At a time when people were trying to come to terms with what such a loss of life had really achieved. Across the country memorials were sprouting up and Bromley was no exception. The talk tells of the aspirations of local people for their memorial and the trials and tribulations in achieving the monument that stands there today.

Pam Preedy

Tuesday 6th March

The Lubbocks of Kent - The eminent family important in the history of Farnborough, Orpington and Chislehurst

Lyulph Lubbock, Lord Avebury

Tuesday 3rd April

Annual General Meeting followed by Saving Historic Bromley

Tony Banfield

Tuesday 1st May

Secret Chislehurst

Joanna Friel

Tuesday 5th June

The history of Spitalfields and the impact of the Huguenots in London and Kent

John Halligan

Tuesday 3rd July

Henry Heydon at Wickham Court in the 15th century

Tudor Davies

Tuesday 4th September

Members’ Evening - your chance to contribute a talk, a display or anything else, big or small, with a local historical connection. And to be in the audience to listen, question, inform, watch and enjoy!

Please advise Mike Marriot - in advance if possible - if you wish to take an active part, particularly if you need any display equipment.

Tuesday 2nd October

The Sad and Mysterious Life of Amelia Dolding - inmate of Bromley Workhouse

Stuart Valentine

Tuesday 6th November

A Kent school girl’s war

Mary Smith

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