Welcome to the Penge Heritage Trail
We hope you discover a great deal more about Penge SE20 than perhaps you possibly knew, especially if you live here, and that you enjoy following the trail. You may follow the trail digitally as on this website, but you may also want to get a copy of the illustrated map/guide and follow aspects of it in Penge itself and in your own time. Be advised that the map/guide pamphlet is a simplified version of what is on the website and is available from Penge Library and other high street outlets or downloadable from here.
The project was made possible by generous responses from the public to an online Spacehive appeal. There are three strands to the project: this website, the map/guide pamphlet and heritage plaques in and around the high street.
The Spacehive appeal raised enough money to fund the website and the pamphlet. Bromley Council pledged funding from the New Homes Bonus for the plaques. The Penge Town Centre Team encouraged and supported the project from the outset. A Thank You list of sponsors and a list of Credits form end-notes.
There are free guided Heritage Walks which you may like to join during the Penge Festival or on Penge Days. Penge Heritage Walk 1 took place on Saturday June 16, 2018, as part of the Penge Festival, and Penge Heritage Walk 2 took place on Saturday August 25, as part of Penge Day. We believe there is much to celebrate and value in this fascinating area of South London. Responses to the website so far have been: ‘Terrific’, ‘Brilliant, ‘Excellent’, ‘A useful asset to Penge’ and ‘I really like it!’ Meanwhile, enjoy your visit to the Penge Heritage Trail website!