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

Day Out for Dunkirk Wounded

This wonderful report, which appeared in the local newspaper, describes how a party of wounded soldiers who at ...
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Salute the Soldier, 1944

Salute the Soldier Week – August 1944

'Salute the Solider Week' was a national fundraising effort to encourage civilians to place their money in government ...
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Some Bone! – Collecting for the War Effort in WW2

In 1941, the Department of National War Services put in place a nation-wide salvage programme. Households across the country ...
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“Doodle Bugs” – Goebbels has been having a field day

Written by the Vicar of Bromley, this report appeared in the Bromley & District Times on 30th June ...
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Work of the Firemen in 1944

In preparation for war, the Auxiliary Fire Service was established in the United Kingdom in 1938 to supplement ...
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Lieutenant L M Powell

Lieutenent L M Powell

Second Lieutenant L.M. Powell, of Chislehurst was killed in action on 17th June 1915.  He is listed on ...
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