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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

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Learn more about the Aircraft of the First World War, through the scale models built by John Preedy

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Pam Preedy Local Historian and author

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
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Arthur James Smith

Arthur James Smith

Presumed Killed Lieutenant A.J. Smith In June 1940, Mrs Smith, 58 Freeland Road, Bromley, received news that her husband, Lieutenant …
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Stephen J Masters

Stephen J. Masters

Missing Lieutenant S.J. Masters, Chislehurst Mr and Mrs C. Masters, of Ridgemount, Leesons, Chislehurst, have been informed by the War …
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Bert Whitehead

Bert Whitehead

Prisoner of War Private Bert Whitehead Private Bert Whitehead, son of Mr and Mrs J. Whitehead, 13 Holbrook Way, Bromley, …
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Nurse Miss KE Stacey

Nurse K.E. Stacey

Nurse from Green Street Green awarded for her services to The Red Cross during World War One The Royal Red …
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Mrs Fraser-Harris munition making at 62, during world war two

Mrs Fraser-Harris joins Munition Making at 62

62 year old lady proves she’s just as capable as her younger counterparts Munition Making at 62 Lady Workers’ 10 …
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Driver Albert E Stagg

Driver A.E. Stagg

Prisoner of War at Stalag, Germany Driver A. E. Stagg Mr and Mrs Stagg, of 23 Pope Road, Bromley, have …
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Leading Stoker Albert Henry Jennings

Albert Henry Jennings

Leading Stoker A. H. Jennings Leading-Stoker Albert Henry Jennings, aged 22, who is among the missing, is a brother of …
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smart young member of the Girls' Naval Training Corps giving the salute.

Girls Being Called for Service

Bromley’s W.R.N.S. Cadets Young girls who are approaching the age when they will be called for the Service, and whose …
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Corporal Arthur Bellringer missing in action during world war two

Arthur Bellringer

Corproal Bellringer Councillor’s Son Missing at Singapore Corporal Arthur Bellringer R.A.S.C.. second son of Councillor Mrs Bellringer, of West Wickham, …
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Acting Leading Seaman WJ Bennett missing in action during world war two

W. J. Bennett, Acting Leading Seaman

Missing Acting Leading Seaman W. J. Bennett Acting Leading-Seaman W.J. Bennett, who has been posted missing, is the son of …
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Wedding of Edgar Hewett and Miss Ethel may Harrington

Wedding: Edgar Hewett and Miss Harrington

The wedding of Lieutenant Edgar Alfred Robert Hewett, only son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Hewett, of Woodlands, Swanley, and …
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Private AG Sales

Private AG Sales

Killed in Action Private A.G. Sales, of the 3rd Monmouth, who enlisted on August 30th, 1914, went to the Front …
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Arthur James Smith

Arthur James Smith

Presumed Killed Lieutenant A.J. Smith In June 1940, Mrs Smith, 58 Freeland Road, Bromley, received news that her husband, Lieutenant A.J. Smith, The Buffs, was missing, believed killed.  He was

Stephen J. Masters

Stephen J. Masters

Missing Lieutenant S.J. Masters, Chislehurst Mr and Mrs C. Masters, of Ridgemount, Leesons, Chislehurst, have been informed by the War Office that their son, Lieutenant Stephen J. Masters, The suffolk

Bert Whitehead

Bert Whitehead

Prisoner of War Private Bert Whitehead Private Bert Whitehead, son of Mr and Mrs J. Whitehead, 13 Holbrook Way, Bromley, is a prisoner of war in Germany at Stalag XXB

Nurse K.E. Stacey

Nurse K.E. Stacey

Nurse from Green Street Green awarded for her services to The Red Cross during World War One The Royal Red Cross The distinction of being the only trained nurse to

Mrs Fraser-Harris joins Munition Making at 62

Mrs Fraser-Harris joins Munition Making at 62

62 year old lady proves she’s just as capable as her younger counterparts Munition Making at 62 Lady Workers’ 10 Hours a Day At a local factory engaged on Government

Driver A.E. Stagg

Driver A.E. Stagg

Prisoner of War at Stalag, Germany Driver A. E. Stagg Mr and Mrs Stagg, of 23 Pope Road, Bromley, have received news that their son, Driver Albert Edward Stagg, aged