Local history articles

A varied collection of articles on the local area, its history and buildings and its residents.

As the population of the Bexley area grew so did the need for medical care.

In the days before the NHS many Cottage Hospitals, literally formed from cottages, were established and were usually financed by charitable institutions.

There is now only one cinema open in the Borough of Bexley.

In 1913 there were six venues open and the 1930s saw the development of numerous "super" cinemas in the Borough. The River Thames also provided ample entertainment for local residents.