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PUBLISHED: 12:40 30 January 2008 | UPDATED: 11:30 01 July 2010

A GIRLS school founded when Queen Victoria was monarch has celebrated its one hundredth and twenty-fifth birthday. Bromley High School for Girls held a special ceremony to mark the occasion with the youngest and oldest girl at the school slicing a speci

A GIRLS' school founded when Queen Victoria was monarch has celebrated its one hundredth and twenty-fifth birthday.

Bromley High School for Girls held a special ceremony to mark the occasion with the youngest and oldest girl at the school slicing a specially made cake.

The independent school in Blackbrook Lane, Bickley is unrecognisable since it first opened its doors in 1883.

The first head mistress, Miss Heppel described the borough when the school was founded: "Bromley was a small country town, surrounded by pleasant woods and meadows. What is now Highland Road was a wood where we gathered Bluebells."

There will be a variety of events taking place throughout the year to celebrate the special birthday, the highlight being 'Flying High', a performance of music, drama and dance at the Royal Albert Hall on March 19.

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