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.
72521 2nd-Lieutenant John Bond Bassett , aged 28, was a printer by trade, the third son of Mr ...Read More
Advert from the Ministry of Food Soap Rationing From Monday, February 9th , soap may be bought only ...Read More
Old Bromley Scouter Broadcasts An exciting story Harry Garcia, a gunner of a Coastal Command Lockheed Hudson, whose ...Read More
Ever Wondered What Happened to the Metal Collected during World War Two? Scrap Metal What happens to the ...Read More
Former Mayor and Mayoress of Bromley Celebrate golden Wedding Anniversary Mr and Mrs C.H. Gunton Honoured residents of ...Read More
Happy Thoughts of Sunlight What fun it was! The cheerful buzz of holiday folk enjoying themselves. The surf ...Read More
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross Acting Flight Lieutenant Gillian Lorne Campbell, R.A.F.V.T. Acting Flight Lieutenant Gillian Lorne Campbell, ...Read More
Make this Beckenham's Own Destroyer Sikh's Glorious Record Beckenham's Warship Week starts on Saturday February 21st . This ...Read More
Another advert for OXO which was published in the Bromley & District Times newspaper during the 1940's. Read ...Read More
Rev. Charles A. S. Page was the Rector of West Wickham for nearly 12 years, before he moved ...Read More
Henry Charles Shaw Page (known as Harry) was the only son of West Wickham Rector Charles Alexander Shaw ...Read More
Advert article which featured in the local Bromley Times newspaper in February 1942 from the Ministry of War ...Read More