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A London street directory at London 1919 which largely encompasses london street history and also pub history of the last 100 years and more. You can contribute to this amazing new project, along with the many contributors to the current pub history site, nearly anything goes. See the footer of the page for more detail.

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Women at the Wicket: A History of Women's Cricket in Interwar England. Written by Adam McKie

Orpington, Bromley, Bromley

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

ORPINGTON is a parish and village in the lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, six miles S.E. from Bromley, and eight from Dartford. The population in 1851 was 1,203. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is of rather a mean appearance, with a low embattled tower. The living comprises a sinecure rectory and a discharged vicarage, with the perpetual curacy of St. Mary Cray annexed, in the patronage of the see of Canterbury.

POST-OFFICE. - Elizabeth Joyner, Receiver, Letters arrive from Bromley. The nearest Money Order Office is at hiselhurst.


Barry, Charles, Esq., Priory
Birkett, , Esq.
Cosser, A., Esq., Crofton Lodge
Falcon, Rev. 'William, M.A, Vicar
Fry, George, Esq.
Harris, George, Esq.
Jackson, Joseph, Esq., Mayfleld
Jackson, Addis, Esq.
Moryer, Mrs.
Perceval, Miss, Crofton Hall
Spry, Mrs.

Public Houses of Orpington


Atkins, George, boarding and day-school
Best, Caleb, butcher
Bond, John, plumber
Brooker, Samuel, farmer
Broomfield, Mrs, Susan, grocer, etc
Colegate, John, farmer and miller
Cooper, Philip, beer retailer
Dunn, Henry, grocer
Gallier, Richard, Artichoke
Glassup, Herbert, blacksmith
Greenslade, Thomas, tailor
Griffin, Joseph, fruit grower
Groombridge, Allen, broom maker
Grover, Thomas, fruit grower
Hayes, Edward, bricklayer
Joyner, Elizabeth, postmistress
Lane, George and James, nurserymen
Laslett, John, bricklayer
Living, Charles, draper
Mitchell, John, farmer
Mott, Jonathan, shoemaker
Packman, _, beer retailer
Petley, James, fruit grower
Phillips, William, farmer
Poole, Richard, White Hart
Sales, William, carpenter
Taylor, Francis, fruit grower
Taylor, Michael, farmer
Tillott, William, baker
Townsend, John, butcher
Wackham, Charles, beer retailer
Wale, George, wheelwright 
Walton, John, farmer
Wells, Edward, shopkeeper
Westbrook, Mrs. Sophia, farmer
Westbrook, Mrs. Harriet, and John, farmers
Wicker, George, beer retailer
Wood, John, boot and shoe maker
Yates, John, baker

If you would like to contribute the amazing new project to map London over the last hundred years and more, please continue to read. What is needed is mainly details of when a London street was renamed, bombed, cleared, or tidied. Pictures are the best way of expressing anything, and a picture tells a thousand words. Also needed is those thousand words, or even fity words. Anything will be brilliant. Please help out before the London skyline is transformed for ever. What is needed, just an email to the Email the London team. We can do the rest; and you also get your name on the site, if this is OK.

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