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Medieval Ceramic Building Materials workshop on Saturday 27 January 2017

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Victoria Road

Victoria Road by Greg and Janette Burnard   The earliest map of the area, 1769 Andrew, Drury and Herbert’s map of Kent shows that the area where the house is built being called Sedcomb. It was situated in the Bromley and Beckenham Hundred and the later 1778 map shows the area now called Sedcop. The […]

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Pickford Lane

Pickford Lane by Ida and Lewis Brown   We live in Pickford Lane quite near to the shops and Railway Station.  Today it is a bustling parade of shops and the very busy Station takes hundreds of daily commuters to work in London.   Pickford Lane is a busy thoroughfare giving access to Crook Log and […]

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Mayplace Road West

Mayplace Road West by Sophie and Gerald Piggot Our small house, which could be described poetically as a Victorian cottage and prosaically as a “2 up 2 down” or 2 bedroom house, is part of a terrace of three, two storey houses. From a research in the poor rate books for Bexley, we discovered that […]

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Palmar Road

  19 Palmar Road by Simon Carter I have found out that where my house was built the land was part of the Hall Place Estate.  I have found records dating from 1790 when Hall Place was owned by Sir Francis Dashwood (15th Baron le Despenser).  He was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1762-1763 and […]

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Latham Road

  The Development of  Bexleyheath with a focus on Latham Road by Janet Flatt (Site code AOS 34) Before 1816 the settlement of Bexley Heath or Bexleyheath as it became, did not exist. The area was just rough, open land crossed by the main road from London to Canterbury. The area was well known for […]

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Blean House

  BLEAN HOUSE 4 Victoria Road, Sidcup, Kent By Juli Atkinson   Maps of the Land and properties Ordinance Survey – Sidcup in 1869 shows open fields Ordinance Survey – Sidcup in 1895 shows seven houses have been built on the opposite side of the road. Ordinance Survey – Sidcup in 1909 shows out house […]

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North Road

ALL OUR STORIES We live at 108 North Road Dartford Kent DA1 3NB.  The wall at the bottom of our garden is the Crayford and Dartford Boundary.   Geography Dartford lies within the area known as the London Basin.  The low-lying marsh to the north of the town consists of London Clay, and the alluvium […]

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The Old School House

POTTED HISTORY OF THE OLD SCHOOL, 168 NORTH CRAY ROAD In 1859 a small school was built on a triangular plot of land south of the Alms houses on a piece of land given for the purpose by Lord Vansittart. Although a new school was built a year later in 1860 the original building was […]

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The Beginning of the Story

BAG Stall at the Great British Stories Event   All Our Stories started with television series on the BBC, presented by Michael Wood, The Great  British Story – A People’s History. When the series had finished there were a variety of community events to promote local history, one such event was held at Hall Place. Bexley […]

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