1st Centenary Commemorative Plate (1828-1928)

Our team based in Tunbridge Wells were extremely fortunate to have a former Bracketts Commercial employee family member drop into our office to pass over a 1st Centenary Commemorative Plate (1828 – 1928).

This is a lovely reminder to us here at Bracketts that we are the oldest independent firm of Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents in West Kent, something which we are all proud to be part of.

The silver plate reads: ‘In commemoration of the centenary of Bracketts & Sons of Tunbridge Wells  1828 – 1928’

Also, to celebrate the amazing achievement of a Centenary, Arthur W Brackett published ‘A Centenary and Three Generations with a short history of Tunbridge Wells’ which was published in 1937. One of our team members was lucky enough to find a rare copy at the 2nd hand book shop at the National Trust Property – Scotty Castle. We will have to start thinking very hard about how we celebrate our next centenary in 2028!

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Also in 1828 Edward, Prince of Wales, visited Tunbridge Wells where he opened Cadogan Playing field and the infamous ‘Disgusted Resident of Tunbridge Wells’ had a letter printed in the courier on 7th September 1928. The subject about traffic and how the ‘almost daily growth in the nerve-wracking traffic which thunders over our roads’ which sounds familiar still to this day!

1928. The Disgusted Resident

Sarah Burrows

Survey & Commercial Departments Secretary

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