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.
During early 1941 Britain was still in the midst of the Blitz, with no idea how long it ...Read More
Cadets of the HMS Worcester at their evacuation home, invited girls of the A.T.S. to their dance at ...Read More
Reports in local newspaper gave a harrowing account of what life was like during the height of the ...Read More
Billy Brown of London Town was a cartoon character, drawn by English cartoonist David Langdon OBE, who featured on the ...Read More
Here the Bromley & District Times celebrated another band of brothers who served on the Front Line during WW2. Their ...Read More
It's always exciting to read about military personnel who were awarded honours for the services in the war ...Read More
Step by Step guide to building your own Air Raid Shelter ...Read More
Three of Crew Killed FOURTH BALES OUT AND SURRENDERS Two Houses Wrecked Crippled some miles away by the accurate anti-aircraft ...Read More
Before, during and after the raid What to do before going into your Shelter - and the help ...Read More
In order to keep civilians safe during the Second World War, the Government set up an operation to ...Read More
Air raid shelters were not the most lavish place to have to spend your time. Primarily located in ...Read More
One of the 'Perrings' Furniture Store was located on the High Street in Sidcup. Perrings was a small ...Read More