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.
This group photo of soldiers being held in a prisoner of war camp in Germany in 1941, was ...Read More
Henry Page Croft, 1st Baron Croft was a decorated British soldier and a Conservative Party politician. In 1940 ...Read More
In a German Prison Camp A group of officers of the Royal West Kent Regiment at Camp Oflag ...Read More
Mr R.L. Rockall and Miss Elsie L. Williams The wedding took place on Saturday at St Mary's Church, ...Read More
Attractive procession in Bromley Second Week of Salvage Drive Representatives of many of the women's war-time services took ...Read More
The Marchioness Camden at Bromley RED CROSS DETACHMENTS INSPECTED Interesting event at Stockwell College The visit of the ...Read More
This notice was published in the local Bromley & District Times newspaper in October 1941, by the Ministry ...Read More
Captain Quentin Hurst, the Rifle Brigade, previously reported as missing, is now known to have been killed in ...Read More
Collie Knox (1899–1977) was a British author and journalist who was active during World War II. He wrote ...Read More
For Gallentry Acting Light-Lieutenant H.W. Eliot AWARDED DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS The Distinguished Flying Cross has been awarded to ...Read More
Private Patrick Reynolds had previously been reported as missing in the Bromley & District Times newspaper on the ...Read More
This advert for the cinemas of Bromley lists the top films being shown for the 6 days following ...Read More