Step into the Past

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.


Latest Extracts

ladies drinking tea

Warning to take your own Tea on Holiday with you

In 1918 the Ministry of Food proved it cared about its nations love of Tea after sending a ...
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Children picking blackberries

Children to be paid to pick Blackberries

Blackberries - Children to get 3d. A lb for picking A discussion took place on the subject of ...
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Great Demonstration on the 4th Anniversary of the War, 1918

With the entry of the American troops, fresh and ready for the fight, in April, 1918 and the ...
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Miss Beatrix Batten

It’s always nice to see women receiving awards for their efforts. Here we have Miss Beatrix Batten, Commandant ...
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Playing Sports on the Front Line – August, 1918

Soldiers on the Front Line often took part in a variety of entertainment and sporting activities to keep up ...
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Are you a lover of Sardines?

My husband love sardines, so this advert would have appealed to him ...
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