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Petts Wood is a place in the London Borough of Bromley.
The name appeared first in 1577 as "the wood of the Pett family". William Willett, the inventor of Daylight Savings Time lived here for most of his life. Petts Wood has two pubs (the Daylight Inn and the Sovereign of the Seas) and a railway station. It is situated between Orpington and Bickley. The Jubilee Country Park is located to the North of the high street and is home to several rare species of animal life.
Most of Petts Wood was built in the early twentieth century with the East side being built first. The area sustained heavy bombing during WW2 because of its proximity to London. Former French president Charles de Gaulle lived in Petts Wood during the Second World War as he led the French resistance.
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