Based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Splashbacks of Distinction have a real passion for toughened glass in and around the home. We have transformed many properties, both commercial and domestic with our glass splashbacks, for kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. Our toughened glass balustrades, glass shelving and splashbacks with high resolution images have really caught the imagination of people who demand beauty and functionality in their homes and offices.
Splashbacks of Distinction are a family run, professional business that is based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. We cover a wide area, supplying and fitting many different types of glass products and offer many premium glass related services.
Splashbacks of Distinction are happy to visit your Bromley property to discuss any glass project you may have. We can help with advice, supply and fitting of your new glass splashback or other glass products.
Bromley is first recorded in a charter of 862 as Bromleag and actually means woodland clearing where broom grows. It shares this Old English etymology with Great Bromley in Essex, although not with Bromley in Tower Hamlets.
The history of Bromley is closely connected with the See of Rochester. In AD 862 Ethelbert, the King of Kent, granted the land to form the Manor of Bromley. It was held by the Bishops of Rochester until 1845, when Coles Child, who was a wealthy local merchant and philanthropist, purchased Bromley Palace and became lord of the manor. The town was a rather important coaching stop on the way to Hastings from London, and the Royal Bell Hotel, which used to be just off Market Square, is referred to in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Bromley was a quiet rural village until the arrival of the railway in 1858 in Shortlands, which led to the local growth, and outlying suburban districts such as Bickley were developed to accommodate those wishing to live close to London.
Bromley, also known as Bromley St Peter and St Paul, formed an ancient parish in the Bromley and Beckenham hundred and the Sutton-at-Hone lathe of Kent. In 1840 it became part of the Metropolitan Police District. The parish adopted the Local Government Act 1858 and a local board was formed in 1867. The board was reconstituted as Bromley Urban District Council in 1894 and the parish became Bromley Urban District. Bromley became part of the newly created Greater London in 1965, in the new London Borough of Bromley.
Since 1929, Bromley has had an annual festival of "dance, drama and comedy" in and around the town's many celebrated venues. The South London Film Festival has been hosted annually in Bromley since 2022.
The large open spaces within Bromley have lent themselves to outdoor concerts, festivals and outdoor screenings, as well in the venues such as Norman Park, Hayes Farm, Beckenham Place Park and Croydon Road recreation ground.
Bromley also has a number of theatres, in Bromley town centre there are three, a professional, the Churchill Theatre, an amateur, the Bromley Little Theatre and an outdoor amphitheatre located in Church House Gardens behind the Churchill theatre.
The Churchill Theatre was opened on 19 July 1977 by the Prince of Wales, and seats 781. It is run on a contract currently held by HQ Theatres Ltd acting as both a receiving and producing house, with productions transferring to the West End or touring nationally.
Bromley has its own team of Morris dancers, The Ravensbourne Morris Men, founded in 1947 as a post-war revival team following an inaugural meeting at the then Jean's Cafe, which was located opposite Bromley South Station.
In the famous Monty Python "Spam" sketch Bromley was stated to be the location of the fictional Green Midget Cafe, where every item on the menu was composed of spam in varying degrees. In another Monty Python sketch, it was stated that all seven continents are visible from the top of the Kentish Times building in Bromley.
The Bromley Contingent was the name given to the entourage that followed the Sex Pistols and helped popularise the punk movement. It was so called because many of its members were from Bromley, some of whom later became famous as musicians in their own right, like Siouxsie Sioux from the Banshees and Billy Idol from Generation X.
The 2018 humorous film, The Bromley Boys is set in Bromley and surroundings in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Based on a real-life memoir by Dave Roberts about following Bromley F.C., it includes many scenes filmed locally, although Crockenhill F.C. was used as a substitute for the Hayes Lane stadium.
Guitarist Billy Jenkins, born in Bromley, released an album titled "Sounds like Bromley" in 1982 and another in 1997 titled "Still Sounds Like Bromley". In a BBC Radio 3 interview he said that "if Kent is the Garden of England then Bromley is one of the compost heaps". He then, unsurprisingly moved to Lewisham.
Splashbacks of Distinction ensure that only the finest quality toughened glass is used in all our products. We guarantee all of our work and are fully insured. We employ only trained and certified engineers. Splashbacks of Distinction never leave your property without ensuring you are totally satisfied with your beautiful new glass splashback, baluster, shelving or shower enclosure.
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Splashbacks of Distinction is the trading name of RDC Glass Ltd