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.
By 1917, certain foods were in short supply, especially meat, wheat for bread, butter and sugar. Here is ...Read More
This advert for the Bon Marché store in Brixton appeared in the Bromley & District Times in early ...Read More
Officers of the Royal West Kent Regiment Mrs Watts, of Shepherds Lane, Dartford, wife of Lieutenant-Quartermaster Watts, received ...Read More
The first dishwasher was invented in the USA in 1857 by Josephine Cochrane (trust a woman to realise ...Read More
A report featured in the Bromley & District Times newspaper in July 1940. More daylight air raids have ...Read More
£1,000,000,000 for the War Stupendous National Expenditure AIR BATTLES OVER THE COAST The House of Commons has passed ...Read More