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.
Mounting Total in War Weapons Week HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR NEW ZEALAND Stimulating Address at inaugural luncheon Thousands of ...Read More
Our aim is £250,000 Says THE MAYOR Citizens of Beckenham: Our great War Weapons Week starts in just ...Read More
SAVINGS CERTIFICATE FOR EVERY BABY BORN Mayor of losing Borough to pay Beckenham, whose War Weapons Week commences ...Read More
Before the US entered the war, and still with the threat of invasion, War Weapon Weeks was a way to encourage ...Read More
Next time you are waiting for a train, and perhaps complaining about the lack of them, spare a ...Read More
This article, which featured in the Bromley & District Times in late February 1941, actually followed directly on ...Read More
On the 19th March 1941, five local firemen lost their lives whilst on duty during the London bombings ...Read More
This extract was taken from the local newspapers, I do believe this gentleman received the George Medal for ...Read More
Keeping the soldiers going! This advert for OXO featured in the Bromley & District Times in February 1941, ...Read More
The wedding took place at the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Hayes, on Saturday, between Mr ...Read More
In 1914-18 and in 1941 we were saving our country, in more ways then one. Today we are ...Read More
Police-Constable Whitehead Poilice-constable Edgar John Whitehead, who was killed in an air-raid while on duty in the City ...Read More