Erection date: 1986
The mural featured a portrait of Wells and pictorial references to some of his works, particularly 'The War of the Worlds'. Over the years it started to deteriorate and was replaced with one featuring Charles Darwin. Maybe, it was also a belated snub to Wells, who had refused the offer of the freedom of the borough (probably because of his less than pleasant experiences there when he was a child).
Our photo is taken from John King's Flickr page, and we are grateful that John had captured the mural before it was lost. From his photos we can see that the mural replacement happened sometime between 2002 and 2010.
Site: Bromley town pump and 2 murals (3 memorials)
BR1, Market Square, 20 - 25
Our photograph showing the blank wall was taken from a website which no longer exists. The Wells mural was replaced by the one for Darwin.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk