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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Coincidence of the timely message carved on Pumpkin

Famous K.C. And Pumpkin Coincidence Both Broadcast Same Message The unusual hobby of Mr. Sheridan Wood, of The ...
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Travel Advert: Grey-Green Coach

Grey-Green was a bus and coach operator based in Stamford Hill and operated in London and the East ...
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Shelters Under Water – Orpington Urban Council

Protection of civilians in the event of an enemy attack was an important issue to the Government during ...
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Police Sergeant David Lionel Grigg honoured

On the evening of the 9th November 1940 at 19:00hrs the sirens began to ring out over Bromley ...
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End of a Giant: Death of the North Tower

On the 30th November 1936 a catastrophic fire took hold at the World famous Crystal Palace. Within hours, ...
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Night’s Heavy Blitz – April 1941

This report describes the aftermath of a heavy night of bombing on the town of Bromley in Kent ...
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Conscientious Objector Summoned, 1941

The National Service (Armed Forces) Act 1939 was enacted by UK Parliament on 3rd September 1939, the day ...
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Sergeant-Pilot Harold Ian Maxwell

We have with regret to record the death on active service of Sergeant-Pilot Harold Ian Maxwell, R.A.F., youngest ...
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Schools prepared for Air Raids

Air Raid Shelters Keston School Prepared When the scholars at Keston Church Schools return from their Easter vacation ...
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New Hitler Proclamation!

This article is not what you think.  It appeared in the Bromley & Kentish Times newspaper in March ...
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Influenza – The Best Known Safeguard against Infection is Ovaltine

'Ovaltine' was developed in Switzerland by Dr. George Wander in 1865 where it is known by its original ...
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Biggin Hill helps support Orpington’s War Weapons Week

War Weapons Week Biggin Hill is making a strenuous effort to support Orpington War Weapons Week, March 22 ...
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