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.
Basham Brothers Missing in Action It must have been bad enough having one son go missing in action, ...Read More
Air Training Corps take part in Cross Country Run A.T.C. in Hard Test Forty-two members of the Bromley ...Read More
Missing in Singapore David Stanley Waite was the son of Harold & Margaret Waite of 22 Woodlands Way, ...Read More
Pilot Officer Awarded The Distinguished Flying Cross Pilot Officer R.F.L. Tong Among a number of awards approved by ...Read More
Sergeant Thomas Holloway Chislehurst Sergeant's Letter Sergeant Thomas Holloway, R.A.F., of 11 Church row, Chislehurst, who has been ...Read More
Night's Heavy Blitz - April 1941 This report describes the aftermath of a heavy night of bombing on ...Read More
Singapore Prisoners of War During World War II, following the Fall of Singapore in February 1942, the Japanese ...Read More
Some time since we reported that no news had been received since Christmas, 1914, of Lance-Corporal Albert Bailey, ...Read More
Presumed Killed Lieutenant A.J. Smith In June 1940, Mrs Smith, 58 Freeland Road, Bromley, received news that her ...Read More
Missing Lieutenant S.J. Masters, Chislehurst Mr and Mrs C. Masters, of Ridgemount, Leesons, Chislehurst, have been informed by ...Read More
Prisoner of War Private Bert Whitehead Private Bert Whitehead, son of Mr and Mrs J. Whitehead, 13 Holbrook ...Read More
Nurse from Green Street Green awarded for her services to The Red Cross during World War One The ...Read More