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Nostalgia

An archive photo of Mayfield Grammar School which was founded 100 years ago

PICTURED: 100 years of history celebrated at Mayfield Grammar School in Gravesend

Eltham comedian and actor Frankie Howerd

From the archives: Bob Ogley looks back 25, 70 and 100 years

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Do you know anything about Sparkes Cottage in Bromley

Do you know anything about history of this Bromley cottage?

Private Thomas Highgate was just  17 when he joined the Army

Sidcup teenager was first British soldier to be executed for desertion in World War I

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Malcolm Campbell

From the archives: Bob Ogley looks back 25, 50 and 100 years

News Shopper's history man Bob Ogley

Eynsford and the mystery of Pitcairn coffin

Jane, her absent clothes and dog Fritz provided  much cartoon entertainment for British troops

How curvaceous Jane who couldn't keep her clothes on kept British troops entertained

Picture: Visit Flanders/ milo-profi.com

Belgian trenches and memorials a solemn reminder of Great War centenary

George Walter with his water buckets

What would water-carrier of 1905 make of Bromley area now?

Ian Fleming

Nostalgia: Bob Ogley looks back 50, 70 and 100 years

Do you know father of steam railway was from Dartford?

Do you know father of steam railway was from Dartford?

Wat Tyler, the rebel and his plaque in Dartford

2004 protest over fox-hunt ban mirrored 14th-century Kent rebellion

The recent flooding in Beckenham

4 photos of floods in Beckenham area – taken 136 years apart

The history of Orpington Hospital: A local facility remembers its beginnings as a vital part of the First World War

A history of Orpington Hospital: Remembering its beginnings as a vital part of the First World War

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Lewisham's Beryl Greene was crowned Miss Sex Kitten 1960

VIDEO: Lewisham glamour girl wins Miss Soho Sex Kitten contest

An image of new town Thamesmead back in 1969 as featured on the British Pathe archive

VIDEO: See how Thamesmead looked like utopia when it was new in 1969

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The High Street and surrounding residential area, Lewisham, 1939

12 historic photos from the sky show how Lewisham and Greenwich have changed

Picture 1 - Sailing barge on Halfway Reach, Erith Marshes, 1948

12 fascinating old aerial photos of Bexley - did you guess the correct locations?

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A car using the Dartford Tunnel in a British Pathe video dated 1963

3 videos of when Dartford Tunnel was new - and there were NO QUEUES!

Bromley local elections in 1947. Still taken from British Pathe archive film

VIDEO: How Bromley went to the polls on local elections day - back in 1947

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Church House Gardens and the town centre, Bromley, 1929. Photo from English Heritage

12 stunning aerial pictures of Bromley borough in 1920s, 30s and 40s

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These things were all acceptable in the 80s

19 childhood crazes and playground trends that define the 1980s

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Author Michael Proom with mother Hilda and younger brother Billy.

No television. No internet. A bacon sandwich a rare luxury. How would you cope in 1950s Orpington?

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Nostalgia: Bob Ogley looks back 20, 70 and 100 years ago

The moment of impact when a stricken Douglas Invader bomber crashed during the 1980 Biggin Hill air fair

Haunted by memory of Biggin Hill air fair crash

Bob Ogley following in his father’s  footsteps at Poperinge, in Flanders

Bob Ogley reflects on visit to First World War sites in Flanders

Nostalgia: Bob Ogley looks back 20, 60 and 100 years ago

Crossness pumping station

Crossness pumping station's spectacular ornamental Victorian ironwork

Sir Joseph Bazalgette

Sir Joseph Bazalgette: The man who cleaned up London

Davina Misroch (far left) with friends of Community G who helped to organise the Ethelbert Close street party recently

Bromley development Site G has community and heritage

Danson Lake in Bexleyheath in 1955 reproduced by permission of the Francis Frith Collection, visit francisfrith.com

Vintage photographs: Danson Lake in Bexleyheath’s Danson Park in 1955 and now

Spital Street in Dartford in 1902 reproduced by permission of the Francis Frith Collection, visit francisfrith.com

Vintage photographs: Spital Street in Dartford in 1902 and as it is now

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Pickhurst Park in Bromley in 1959 reproduced by  permission of the Francis Frith Collection, visit francisfrith.com

Vintage photographs: Pickhurst Park in Bromley in 1959 and now

Maryon Road in Charlton in 1907	COURTESY OF GREENWICH HERITAGE SITE

Vintage photographs: Charlton in 1907 and as it is now

Children play on Deptford Green in 1897

Vintage photographs: Deptford Green in 1897 and now

Nostalgia: Bob Ogley looks back 20, 60 and 100 years ago

Thomas Crapper

More of London and Kent's blue plaque characters

Old Sidcup bypass opening

Sidcup’s sedate bypass - can you believe the A20 ever looked like this?

Elsy Borders

West Wickham heroine from ‘borders of insanity’

Nostalgia: Bob Ogley looks back 40, 70 and 100 years ago

The Arctic Star medal

War veterans honoured by two nations

In 1938, Ministry of Transport officials examined the new Dartford to Purfleet Tunnel

Government's Dartford Crossing tolls broken promise of 1999

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Frank Bourne, the last survivor of Rourke’s Drift, lived in Beckenham

The local heroes deserving of a blue plaque

Nostalgia: Bob Ogley looks back 40, 70 and 100 years ago

Did you see Denis Compton hit the winning runs?

Dr Joe Mansi

Orpington doctor’s bravery on tragic night at Biggin Hill

Major Alexander Malins Lafone

Victoria Cross heroes paved the way for our freedom

Nostalgia: Bob Ogley looks back 50, 70 and 100 years ago

Here is a picture of men who had just finished their traning course at HMS Gordon in 1941. All of them had signed on for service with the Royal Navy but were invited to volunteer for the Merchant Navy instead

Merchant Navy memories

Lord Wellington's final victory was against Crystal Palace sparrows

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