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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

scale models of flyingboat aircraft from world war one
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Pam Preedy - Local Historian from Bromley, Kent

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 Read more >

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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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Private Harry Gordon Symonds

Private Harry Gordon Symonds

Private Harry Gordon Symonds was a member of the 11th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, and died on the 5th March 1916, …
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Herbert Bramwell Rook

Private Herbert Bramwell Rook

Private Rook served with the 6th Royal Went Kent Regiment during the first world war. He was educated in Orpington …
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Nurse Winifred Tremain

Miss Winifred Tremain

Experiences of a local nurse in France Praise for British coolness and tact Miss Winifred Tremain, eldest daughter of Mr …
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Plane Models from Junk

Plane Models from Junk

Modelling is not just for boys, my husband has given himself the task of making a model of every plane …
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Article about Windmills from 1942

Windmills

Windmills The repercussions of war are as unexpected as they are inexorable and endless. The latest of victims are our …
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Wedding of Mason and Lovely 1942

Wedding of Mason & Lovely

Mr T.G. Mason and Miss Valerie Lovely Mr Thomas George Mason, only son of Mr and Mrs J.T. Mason, of …
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Sea Birds’ Peril

The many sinkings of tankers and oil-fuelled vessels has greatly increased the peril to guillemots, puffins, razorbills, comorants and gulls …
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Girls Being Called for Service

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 preference is given to the W.R.N.S., have formed themselves into

Arthur Bellringer

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, is officially reported missing at Singapore.  The official intimation, however,

W. J. Bennett, Acting Leading Seaman

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 Mr and Mrs Bennett, 41 Gundolph Road, Bromley. He joined

Wedding: Edgar Hewett and Miss 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 Miss Ethel May Harrington, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs

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 on May 11th 1915, and in the engagement at Ypres

Private Harry Gordon Symonds

Private Harry Gordon Symonds

Private Harry Gordon Symonds was a member of the 11th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, and died on the 5th March 1916, at the age of 30, and is commemorated at the