Old Newspapers are a wonderful source of information. I have been working with the Bromley and District Times during World War 1 and its aftermath collecting and listing the names of military personnel who have featured in it for my Military Ancestors project.
Through this research I have also gathered fascinating stories, articles and adverts from the time. These I can now bring to you through my website Footsteps to the Past – stories written about the people of the time: by the people of the time.
I hope you enjoy reading them too.
When a bomb demolished a house in a suburb on Saturday afternoon, the owner was inside. To the ...Read More
In 1840 a German chemist, by the name of Baron Justus von Liebig (1803-1873), invented meat extract through ...Read More
The idea seems to have gained currency in some districts where there have, unhappily, been fatal air-raid casualties, ...Read More
The devastation left by the air raids on, and around, London was immense and people were needed to ...Read More
KILLED IN ACTION Flight-Sergeant C. Sydney. St Mary Cray. Flight-Sergeant Charles Sydney, aged 25 years, third son of ...Read More
Another week of heavy bombing was felt over London in early Autumn 1940. While thousands of people travelled ...Read More