History of Hurst

We have created a page dedicated to the history of Hurst Community Centre as we feel its important to show its relevance in and to the local community.

So, if you or your family have any old photos of the building or its grounds, please please please, let us know!


Thank you to the Gentleman from the Hurst Horticultural Society for bringing these photographs to our attention.

Hurst Farm, May 1948

The Oast Houses at Hurst Farm were first recorded in 1769.

Hurst Farm, 1954

If you have anything to share with us, please call Steve on 020 8300 2076

We would also love to hear any happy memories you may have. It is such a beautiful building, it would be wonderful to know and share its past.

Gardeners Market: At this time the Oast Houses were used for storage by Hurst Horticultural Society which organised trading sessions such as this market.

By 1954 the land adjoining the farm buildings had been developed into the Hurst Housing Estate. Locals launched a campaign to save the Oast Houses, but they were unsuccessful and the Oast Houses were demolished.

Hurst Community Centre


Hurst Place   Hurst Road   Bexley   DA5 3LH   020 8300 2076

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