HERBERT GEORGE WELLS (1866-), English novelist was born at Bromley, Kent, on the 21st of September 1866, the son of Joseph Wells, a professional cricketer.
AUGUSTA THEODOSIA DRANE (1823-1894), English writer, was born at Bromley, near Bow, on the 29th of December 1823.
On her monument at Bromley he placed an inscription extolling the charms of her person and of her manners; and when, long after her decease, he had occasion to mention her, he exclaimed with a tenderness half ludicrous, half pathetic, "Pretty creature !"
It is a long straggling parish extending from the western tower of the Crystal Palace almost to the south end of Bromley, and contains the residential suburb of Shortlands.
BROMLEY, a municipal borough in the Sevenoaks parliamentary division of Kent, England, 102 m.