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.
A deck boy on a ship on a convoy to Russia What is the Merchant Navy? The merchant ...Read More
Mr Leslie Harding, Green Street Green Just as the nation were reading the first official account of the ...Read More
Private John Bertam Ecott was the son of John Roland and Edith Miriam Ecott, of Bromley, Kent. He ...Read More
Notable Golden Wedding Year Mr and Mrs E.J. Boxall of 28 Nichol Lane, Bromley, who were married exactly ...Read More
Leslie Ralph Eden was a sergeant in the 83 Squadron of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He ...Read More
Gas attack tests were conducted during WW2 to prepare civilians for such attacks from the enemy. This article ...Read More
This featured appeared in the Bromley & District Times in 1941, giving a lovely introduction to the family ...Read More
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