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.


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Making Ends Meet

This advert appeared in the Bromley & District Times on 9th August 1940 Think of Great Britain as ...
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War-Time Sweet Treats – recipes

Housekeeping in War-Time When rations meant that sweet treats were few and far between, the local newspaper provided ...
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Ramble with a Thrill

Ramble with a Thrill “Bomber Came Out of the Clouds” A lady who was walking with a friend ...
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Thrilling Aerial Dog-Fights over Kent in WW2

Raiders Over Kent ------------------ Bombers Chased off by R.A.F. and A.A. Gunners ------------------- Home Guard “Bag” a Dornier ...
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German Plane Brought Down

A German aeroplane which was brought down in South East England on Sunday 28th July 1940 [source: Bromley ...
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Furneral of German pilots - Cudham Church 1940

German pilots buried in Cudham

This story appeared in the Bromley & District Times newspaper in July 1940, recording the funeral of two ...
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