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Bibliography and Sources  

E L S Horsburgh

‘Bromley’ 

Jean Wilson

‘Changes in Education’ in ‘The Town of Bromley a Century Ago, Bromley Local History No 8’

S F Carter

‘History of Bromley Common Baptist Church’  Written 1936 but unpublished. My thanks to Elisabeth Collins for her summary of the relevant parts.

Trevor May

‘The Victorian Schoolroom’, Shire Album 302

Pamela Horn

‘The Victorian Country Child’

Lewis Blake

‘Before the War, A Portrait of Bromley and District 1929 - 1939’

Lewis Blake

‘Bromley in the Front Line’

Graham Reeves

‘Undaunted, the Story of Bromley in the Second World War’

Graham Reeves

‘Palace of the People’

Caroline Davidson

‘Mary Ellen Best,1809-91’

Miss G C Sinclair

‘William Farr M D’ in ‘Bromley Local History No 1’

Doris Turner

‘Holy Trinity Church School, 1932 - 1935’ in ‘Bromleage’ the newsletter of the Bromley Borough Local History Society

Frankum & Lawrie

‘The Victorian Schoolday’

Roger Butler

Unpublished research into the history of the Parish Cottages

J L Filmer

‘George Warde Norman’, unpublished ms in Bromley Library


I also used the following original sources. With the exception of the first three, they can be found in the Local Studies Section of the Bromley Central Library.

- Farnborough Board School log books (by kind permission of Mrs Baber, the head teacher of Farnborough Primary School.)

- The census returns for 1841 through to 1901. (Copies of the 1851 census returns for Bromley Common are in the school. I used Ancestry.co.uk for the rest.)

- ‘Bread and Jam For Tea’ by Stanley Hallworth. (ms at Princes Plain Primary School).

- The log books of the Bromley Common Schools, 1864 - 1935 (They are all available with the exception of the infant log book for the period before 1909).

- The log book of Princes Plain Primary School, 1935 - 45.

- The log books of  Bromley National School (Boys)

- The minutes of the Committee of Managers of the Bromley Common Schools, 1846 - 1903.

- Sundry accounts, letters, forms, plans and baptism registers to be found in the boxes of material relating to Holy Trinity Church, Bromley Common.

- A number of Ordnance Survey maps.

- The Bromley tithe map and register of 1841.

- Various Bromley street directories.

- Materials in the St Luke’s archive box relating to the schools in Addison Road and Pope Road.

- The minutes of Bromley Education Committee, 1903 - 1948.

- The minutes of the Bromley School Board, 1888 - 1903.