Pam is in the final process of publishing her first book “The Home Front in the Great War: How the people of Bromley faced the challenges of war” [working title]
The book will contain 15 chapters and tells the story of the Home Front from the month before the outbreak of war, shows how men were mobilised, volunteered, conscripted and left ‘to follow the Colours’ until they returned after the armistice.
The book looks at how the people dealt with the problems of war; getting back from the continent after the declaration of war, dealing with the problems connected with DORA (Defence of the Realm Act) and the threat and reality of the Zeppelin raids. We find the generosity of the people in supporting their ‘boys’, caring for the Belgian Refugees and the wounded – the VAD hospitals.
It also looks at how the war changed Bromley and the way that the women rose to the challenge, both in terms of filling the gaps in the workforce left by the men and struggling to put food on the table as rising prices and shortages finally led to rationing. The work is based in real information from the local newspaper, together with research to put them into context and understand the stories better.
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Interview with Pam Preedy Interviewed by In Life Magazine At the age of 74, local historian Pam Preedy has published her first book, Living through the Great War at Home: How the People of Bromley Faced the Challenges of War. Pam has always been interested in history, but the trigger to enter into print was a course she took with the Oxford Continuing Education department on local history. Pam said: “I had come to believe that as far as history went, Bromley was one of the most boring towns in…
Pam Preedy releases new book Living Through the Great War at Home “Living Through The Great War at Home: How the People of Bromley Faced the Challenges of War” is based on real information from the local newspaper that Pam has been recording since starting her Military Ancestors project which lists over 30,000 references to soldiers between 1914-1919, initially from the Bromley and District Times, in Kent. Along with further research, Pam has put the information into context so the reader is able to understand the stories better. Living…
At the moment the title is: The Home Front in the Great War: How the people of Bromley faced the challenges of war, but this is rather wordy, so I think the publisher will come up with a more snappy version.