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Find out what was Bromley was like during the War Years?

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 Bromley Historical Newspapers –stories written about the people of the time: by the people of the time.

I hope you enjoy reading them too.

Pam

Recently added Extracts

Women’s Home Defence, 1942

Women’s Home Defence, 1942

Chance to Learn to Shoot “No Drills, No Red Tape, No Uniform” The announcement that a unit of the Women’s Home Defence is being formed in Bromley has aroused considerable

Bromley Warship Week, March 1942

Bromley Warship Week, March 1942

Inaugurated by Admiral Sir Edward Evans “Time for all Hands on Deck” Everyone must make greater sacrifices. Bromley had raised £320,492 (up to noon Wednesday) towards the objective of £400,000

Saving Your Pennies in 1942

Saving Your Pennies in 1942

To encourage people to save during the war time, advert such as these from the Post Office and Trustee Savings Bank (or TSB as we know it today) were published

Lieutenant Richard Been Stannard

Lieutenant Richard Been Stannard

Lieutenant Richard Been Stannard was born at Blyth, Northumberland. His father, Captain George Stannard, was lost with the Mount Oswald, an Allen liner, which he commanded when he was making

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Pam Preedy - Local Historian from Bromley, Kent

About Me

A local historian from Bromley, Kent, Pam has spent the last few years researching and writing a book about Bromley in World War 1.
As well as providing talks to local groups, Pam is also a volunteer at Biggin Hill Memorial Museum Read more >

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