Tip Top Bakery moves from its small premises to its current location in Cray Avenue. The station was a rush job only having an eight car platform lit by oil lamps. Up until this point Orpington Sports Club had been resident to the fields that is now St Olaves School since the s. The Vinsion family William and Edwin increase the soft fruit output of the Mayfield estate significantly. An international meeting of Romany people was held at Orpington, this Orpington Congress marked the founding of the International Romany Union, a group seeking political representation for Romanis throughout Europe. Morphy Richards became one of Orpington’s principle commercial establishments.

Greenwich Picturehouse Movie Theater. Fox and Sons establish a large brewery in Green St Green. Joseph Jackson is listed as being the principle land owner. After many alternatives were rejected Mayfield Place, the manor house of Orpington, was demolished. This station became the starting point for most routes as ‘railway mania’ extended routes, by many different companies across London and the South East. The George at Farnborough and the White Lyon at Locksbottom are established as serve the Coaching era as staging stables.

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Two paper mills are recorded in the early 19th Century as starting up business in St Mary Cray. The price that the developers want to pay is too much for the owners of St Nicholas School, the former club house of the Orpington Golf Club.

Mary Vinson dies aged Swimming baths are built at Darrick Wood. The shops on the west side of the Petts Wood railway ‘divide’ were completed as part vommodore the Morrells estate.

P and Chairman of the Parish. This house would remain until the ‘s. The memorial was commissioned by the March family of Goddendene, Farnborough. The Oast houses built by Addis Jackson were no longer need at the ‘Oast House’ sections were removed and a new floor and roof built. A surgical ward is added to the infirmary at the Union Workhouse. Photo contributed by Debra Jackson Walsh. This Chapel would be all that was left when, later in the grounds of Farnborough Hospital, all around it would be demolished.


In the s the cinema had its own electricity generator, which could be heard chugging away from within the cinema. July – The new buildings constructed as part of All Saints were consecrated by the Bishop of Rochester.

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Joseph Jackson is listed as being the principle land owner. The Ladywood Estate is sold to James Langdon and this area is added to a massive portfolio of development across, Crofton and the top of Poverest – the current district of Petts Wood.

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Plans were finally agreed and the planning and development of the current Walnuts shopping centre commenced.

There are no cinemas in Orpington now but Beverley Saunders talks to a man who recalls when there were The original Walnuts House was built. There were approximately inhabitants.

The Local Government Act of this year required all County Councils to review all boundaries of its boroughs, urban and rural districts and Parishes. This road is basically the old route of the A July – The current telephone exchange was built at Cinnema Road ending the operation at the Orpington Post Office.

Up until this point Orpington Sports Club had been resident to the fields that is now St Olaves School since the s. The Blue Lagoon swimming pool is severely damaged by enemy action and never re-opens.

The Hall House was rebuilt in stone.

A new house is build for the son of William and Mary Vinson, William and the house is called Walnuts house. He turned professional and notched up 10 consecutive victories, all inside two rounds, making him the hottest thing in the sport.

This farm became what is now Petts Wood. Petts Wood Station is significantly extended and modernised. Sir John Peche dies and an account of his assets is made and reference is made to his services to the King later discovered to be the creation of silver spurs. The Orpington Fire Station has motorised tenders.


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According to Mr Eldridge, it looked “very posh” inside but was known as “The Bug Hutch” because it was infested with fleas. The first houses in Cineka Rise appear and at significant points across the Mayfield estate. Town Court Manor was sold to James Langdon for development. A record of 28 straight victories, 27 by knockout, brought him to the attention of promoter Dan Sullivan.

It was reported that in this year all the arable land under the plough had reached its maximum. Fox and Sons establish a large brewery in Green St Green.

Mr Bruce had already successfully run his first shop No 1 Chislehurst Rd for some time and was a significant person in Orpington Towns development in the ‘s and 30’s. Hop growing is listed as a principle commerce with substantial production including designated fields and Oasts. Zeppelins fly over Orpington.

Circa – The Knoll Golf Course was established. A bomb hits a house in Comodore Close. Colegates Mill is constructed on the river Cray located at the back of the current Carlton Parade. Comments are closed on this article. Orpington College is built. P and Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Kent. Perry Hall Farm is established at the northern end of the village.

The end of the Second World War.

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Green St Green separates as its own Oprington from Chelsfield. Bark Hart was demolished and the land remaining was purchased by the All Saints parish. William Vinsion takes ownership of Mayfield Place and the estate which is now a significant producer of Hops and soft fruits. The title of Lord of the Manor of Mayfield is no longer used.