Production of this site
It has taken many years to get the information together for the pages of the site. This includes reading, and in some cases re-
reading, a number of published books on the history of Orpington. We have also purchased a number of items that have allowed
us to scan and display many very interesting images. The aim of the site is to give a professional feel to a subject that is a
common a hobby or pass time interest. The site is not making any money and is run by volunteers.
A small group of like minded local history enthusiasts. Many people have given permission to use their images and accounts on
this site. We thank them.
There are a number of books published on the local history of Orpington and its surrounding areas. We have researched a
number of items of literature to put together this site. The time line and other references are our interpretation from historical
evidence (which we feel are reliable). We strive to ensure these are factually accurate but cannot be held responsible if they are
We have used a number of images, with permission, from the Orpington History Page from the Wheeler Systems Ltd Website.
Click Here. We thank Mr Phil Wheeler for his continued support.
Mr Philip Lane of Philip Lane Photography contiues to be a supporter of this organisation and kindly permits the use of images
within his own collection (’PLC’). We are extremley grateful for the support and guidance Philip gives us.
Some photos have also been copied from www.geograph.org.uk - the copyright of these are retained by their photographers with
the photos licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. Specific references to photographers has been made in the
notes on each image where possible but special thanks goes to Mr Ian Capper who has provided many and continues to support
We are very pleased to accept any donations of money via PayPal or cheque and phyical collections in person or secure postage.
All finanancial donations are used to purchase marketing materials, hold events and purchase important items at auction etc.
Paypal - Please use the link here to donate whatever you would like:
Cheque - Please contact the Organisor for an address and name to make the cheque payable to: email@example.com
Collections, Images and Articles - Please contact the Organisor to discuss and make arrangements for any physical donations
or loans of material: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting Orpington and Bromley Central Libraries
Orpington and Bromley Libraries have a large amount of items within their respective Local History departments. A number of
items that are kept at the libraries have been used as references in this site.
The two mentioned Libraries hold many many interesting items that accurately take account of Orpington's history.
Support the Library service by visiting Orpington or Bromley, you can loose half a day easily looking at the reference material.
London Borough of Bromley Site - Click on this link
London Borough of Bromley Site - Libraries - Click on this link
London Borough of Bromley Site - Bromley Archives - Click on this link
Orpington Library - Click on this link
Telephone: 01689 831551
Fax: 01689 873513
Bromley Library - Click on this link
Telephone: 020 8460 9955
Renewals: 020 8460 8567
Fax: 020 8466 7860
Website Version Updates:
October - 2009
Meta Tags updated
Article 3 Added - Orpington in 1958
Reference Page Added
Transport Pictures page updated
Commercial and Industrial page updated
Maps page updated
January - 2010
Updated each page with year 2010
March - 2010
Updated Maps page to include Aerial photos
Recreated the High St pictures page
Recreated the Municipal pictures page
September - 2011
Face Book page created
January - 2012
New Site Launched and formal use of the Face Book page
June - 2012
Lynn Sculpher/ Bill Morton Post Card Collection added in full to Post Card section
November - 2012
Commerce and Industry Section updated
January - 2013
Updates to disclaimer, about us, copyright pages. Removal of forum (not used and no longer needed),
addition of newsletter pages
February - 2013
Separation of Articles page from mainsite and new links to Facebook articles.