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.
Looking for a job? Here’s a good one for a couple – but the remunerations is somewhat uneven ...Read More
Right from the outset of the second world war, British railways were the mainstay of the internal transport ...Read More
The Silver Wolf scouting award is the highest award given out by The Scout Association. It is an unrestricted ...Read More
An example of how newspapers advertised the dramatics of the war to help sell newspapers. This advert for ...Read More
Communal kitchens were created in the 1940's, during the Second World War, to help people who had been ...Read More
Geoffrey Pittock-Buss was born in Croydon in 1919, the son of civil servant James John Adam Pittock-Buss (1885–1962) ...Read More
Sub Lieutenant (A) John Stafford-Clark was the son of former Mayor of Bromley Francis Stafford-Clark (1929-1930). This notice ...Read More
The T.W.E.R.P.S. were a local amateur concert party. who were in much demand during World War 2 to ...Read More
Quisling - a traitor who collaborates with an enemy force occupying their country. The term ‘quisling’ originated in ...Read More
The Ministry of Information (MOI), was a central government department created briefly at the end of the first world war, ...Read More
The second world war saw a sudden increase in weddings, mostly likely due to the uncertainty of what ...Read More
This edition of Service Families which was published in the Bromley & District Times during World War Two ...Read More