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.
Bromley's W.R.N.S. Cadets Young girls who are approaching the age when they will be called for the Service, ...Read More
Corproal Bellringer Councillor's Son Missing at Singapore Corporal Arthur Bellringer R.A.S.C.. second son of Councillor Mrs Bellringer, of ...Read More
Missing Acting Leading Seaman W. J. Bennett Acting Leading-Seaman W.J. Bennett, who has been posted missing, is the ...Read More
The wedding of Lieutenant Edgar Alfred Robert Hewett, only son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Hewett, of Woodlands, ...Read More
Killed in Action Private A.G. Sales, of the 3rd Monmouth, who enlisted on August 30th, 1914, went to ...Read More
Private Harry Gordon Symonds was a member of the 11th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, and died on the 5th ...Read More
Private Rook served with the 6th Royal Went Kent Regiment during the first world war. He was educated ...Read More
Experiences of a local nurse in France Praise for British coolness and tact Miss Winifred Tremain, eldest daughter ...Read More
Modelling is not just for boys, my husband has given himself the task of making a model of ...Read More
Windmills The repercussions of war are as unexpected as they are inexorable and endless. The latest of victims ...Read More
Mr T.G. Mason and Miss Valerie Lovely Mr Thomas George Mason, only son of Mr and Mrs J.T ...Read More
The many sinkings of tankers and oil-fuelled vessels has greatly increased the peril to guillemots, puffins, razorbills, comorants ...Read More