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.
Famous K.C. And Pumpkin Coincidence Both Broadcast Same Message The unusual hobby of Mr. Sheridan Wood, of The ...Read More
Grey-Green was a bus and coach operator based in Stamford Hill and operated in London and the East ...Read More
Protection of civilians in the event of an enemy attack was an important issue to the Government during ...Read More
On the evening of the 9th November 1940 at 19:00hrs the sirens began to ring out over Bromley ...Read More
On the 30th November 1936 a catastrophic fire took hold at the World famous Crystal Palace. Within hours, ...Read More
This report describes the aftermath of a heavy night of bombing on the town of Bromley in Kent ...Read More
The National Service (Armed Forces) Act 1939 was enacted by UK Parliament on 3rd September 1939, the day ...Read More
We have with regret to record the death on active service of Sergeant-Pilot Harold Ian Maxwell, R.A.F., youngest ...Read More
Air Raid Shelters Keston School Prepared When the scholars at Keston Church Schools return from their Easter vacation ...Read More
This article is not what you think. It appeared in the Bromley & Kentish Times newspaper in March ...Read More
'Ovaltine' was developed in Switzerland by Dr. George Wander in 1865 where it is known by its original ...Read More
War Weapons Week Biggin Hill is making a strenuous effort to support Orpington War Weapons Week, March 22 ...Read More