Sir Thomas Dewey blue plaque unveiled in Shortlands

This Is Local London: Members of the Dewey family and members of the Friends of South Hill Wood next to the blue plaque. Members of the Dewey family and members of the Friends of South Hill Wood next to the blue plaque.

CELEBRATED Bromley resident Sir Thomas Dewey has been honoured with a commemorative blue plaque, unveiled in Shortlands last week.

The plaque has been placed in South Hill Road, on the home in which the philanthropist and prominent businessman lived for many years.

Members of the Dewey family and members of the Friends of South Hill Wood, who worked closely with the council on the installation of the plaque, attended the unveiling on March 22.

Councillor Peter Morgan, Portfolio Holder for Renewal and Recreation, said: "A blue plaque is an appropriate way of celebrating the important achievements of Sir Thomas Dewey, who made significant contributions to the local area.

"He funded many good causes and gave his house to be a hospital during World War One.

"We are very proud to celebrate his life and to help future generations remember his past achievements."

Other celebrated Bromley residents with blue plaques include Enid Blyton, who lived in Beckenham for much of her life, David Bowie, who was born in Beckenham and Sir Thomas Crapper, inventor of the flushing toilet, who lived in Penge.

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5:47pm Wed 27 Mar 13

goldenbroomboy says...

Sir Thomas died in 1926, long before Greater London was established, yet his memory is tarnished with a plaque containing the L word.

A disgusting rewrite of history. Peter Morgan should be ashamed of himself.

As for David Bowie, he was born in Brixton. Ask him.
Sir Thomas died in 1926, long before Greater London was established, yet his memory is tarnished with a plaque containing the L word. A disgusting rewrite of history. Peter Morgan should be ashamed of himself. As for David Bowie, he was born in Brixton. Ask him. goldenbroomboy
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