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Offline mmitch

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Re: Kent Boundary 1850
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2013, 09:16:58 »
My cousin who lived in Beckenham for about 50 years always used Kent in the address even when she had the new postcode.  :)
Back in the 1960s AEI had a factory in Woolwich and another in 'North Woolwich.'
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Re: Kent Boundary 1850
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2013, 23:55:50 »
I make it only 8 - London Borough of Bexley included the former Borough/Urban District Councils of Bexley, Erith, Crayford and the Sidcup part of Chislehurst & Sidcup, and the London Borough of Bromley included the Chislehurst part of Chislehurst & Sidcup (south of the Bypass), Orpington, Bromley, Beckenham and Penge.

Incidentally, Sidcup Golf Club flew the Kent flag at half mast on the day the London Borough of Bexley came into being...

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Re: Kent Boundary 1850
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2011, 14:03:21 »
I'd forgotten Crayford, which had also been a Kent UDC before going to Bexley.

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Re: Kent Boundary 1850
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2011, 11:18:36 »
Are you sure it was nine?
Quote from Wikipedia item 'Kent', which is why I asked if anyone knew what they were:
"In 1965 the London boroughs of Bromley and Bexley were created from nine towns formerly in Kent".
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Re: Kent Boundary 1850
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2011, 10:46:12 »
Are you sure it was nine? I'd suggest Erith, Bexleyheath, and Sidcup to Bexley, and Bromley, Beckenham & Orpington to Bromley. Chislehurst also went to Bromley although it had previously been merged with Sidcup in a single UDC. As for the other two, maybe Bexley, Bickley, Hayes and/or St Pauls Cray?

Regarding the bit of Woolwich north of the Thames, I've heard it said that the reason was so that the Woolwich Ferry would have somewhere safe (and regulated) to dock on the far side of the river - and according to Wikipedia at least that may not be so far from the truth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Woolwich

So if the entry is correct, North Woolwich moved from Kent into the County of London in 1889 and from there to the London Borough of Newham in 1965, and hadn't been part of Essex at least since the Norman Conquest!

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Re: Kent Boundary 1850
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2011, 16:52:32 »
The County of London was created in 1889 and the townships of Deptford, Greenwich, Woolwich, Lee, Eltham, Charlton, Kidbrooke and Lewisham were transferred out of Kent and in 1900 the area of Penge was transferred to London. Presumably the area on the other side of the Thames was part of Woolwich.

In 1965 the London boroughs of Bromley and Bexley were created from nine towns formerly in Kent - does anyone know what they were?. In 1998, Rochester, Chatham, and Gillingham, left the administrative county of Kent to form the Unitary Authority of Medway.
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Kent Boundary 1850
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 13:29:12 »
This 1850 map shows the boundary of Kent, including many areas that London stole :)



Interesting that 'part of Kent' is on the other side of the River Thames.
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