Bromley Civic Society

Start Date: September 21, 2019

End Date: September 21, 2019

Open House Walk in Bromley organised by Bromley Civic Society


Meet 10:30am outside Primark, Market Square, BR1 1HE

Our story starts at Primark where Bertie, as his mother called him, was born in 1866 in rooms

above a shop on the site. What follows is a tale, told in his own words, of two broken legs,

infidelity and sexual awakenings, fights and battles, real and imagined, all set against the

background of Victorian Bromley’s phenomenal growth in the late 1800’s. On our walk we

will see the places and buildings that Bertie knew, many of which are still there today –

including several in the Arts and Crafts style fashionable at the time.

Both events organised by Bromley Civic Society as part of Open House London 2019