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.
This wonderful report, which appeared in the local newspaper, describes how a party of wounded soldiers who at ...Read More
'Salute the Solider Week' was a national fundraising effort to encourage civilians to place their money in government ...Read More
In 1941, the Department of National War Services put in place a nation-wide salvage programme. Households across the country ...Read More
Written by the Vicar of Bromley, this report appeared in the Bromley & District Times on 30th June ...Read More
In preparation for war, the Auxiliary Fire Service was established in the United Kingdom in 1938 to supplement ...Read More
Second Lieutenant L.M. Powell, of Chislehurst was killed in action on 17th June 1915. He is listed on ...Read More