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Orpington Priory
Orpington is a town in the London Borough of Bromley, formerly in Kent.

In the Orpington by-election of 1962, Eric Lubbock won for the Liberals what had previously been considered a very safe Tory seat, heralding a revival of the Liberal Party. In 1971 the first World Romani Congress was held in Orpington.[1]

LGBT history

The writer Stevie Henden was born in Orpington in 1955.


  1. Donald Kenrick, "The World Romani Congress", Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society, volume = 50, parts 3-4, pages 101–108 (April 1971).