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The Watermen's Almshouses
Penge is an area within the London Borough of Bromley. It was previously a district within Kent, and had historically been a detached part of the ancient parish of Battersea. It was briefly (from 1889 to 1900) part of the County of London. The name is thought to be derived from the Celtic Penceat which means "edge of the wood".

LGBT history

In 1993, Streets Bar took part in Croydon Pride.

In May 2013, Christopher Bryant and his partner Damon Truluck were walking through Betts Park when they were attacked, robbed, and homophobically abused.[1]


  1. Scott Roberts, "London: Gay couple threatened with death in violent late night homophobic assault", Pink News, 19 May 2013.