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.
Even after the war children were encouraged to save. I remember the 6d. And 2/6 stamps that we ...Read More
Flight-Lieut Hook, RAF and Miss Ryan Flight-Lieutenant Robin Hook, RAF, only son of Mr and Mrs E.M. Hook, ...Read More
Idris Table Waters Who made the Lemon Squash? Idris admit their guilt. And moreover, keep on browbeating all ...Read More
Chance to Learn to Shoot"No Drills, No Red Tape, No Uniform"The announcement that a unit of the Women's ...Read More
Inaugurated by Admiral Sir Edward Evans "Time for all Hands on Deck" Everyone must make greater sacrifices. Bromley ...Read More
To encourage people to save during the war time, advert such as these from the Post Office and ...Read More
Lieutenant Richard Been Stannard was born at Blyth, Northumberland. His father, Captain George Stannard, was lost with the ...Read More
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