Step into the Past

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.

Pam


Latest Extracts


Two soldiers dressed in uniform, referenced as brothers Bennett Thomas Basham and Sidney Robert Basham

Basham Brothers Missing, 1942

Basham Brothers Missing in Action It must have been bad enough having one son go missing in action, ...
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wording from article in Bromley Tiems in 1942 about a cross country run

Cross Country Run, 1942

Air Training Corps take part in Cross Country Run A.T.C. in Hard Test Forty-two members of the Bromley ...
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Wording from an article regarding David Waite who was reported missing in Singapore

Mr David Waite in Singapore

Missing in Singapore David Stanley Waite was the son of Harold & Margaret Waite of 22 Woodlands Way, ...
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Pilot Officer Ronald Frederick Leonard Tong

Ronald Frederick Leonard Tong

Pilot Officer Awarded The Distinguished Flying Cross Pilot Officer R.F.L. Tong Among a number of awards approved by ...
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Thomas Holloway

Sergeant Thomas Holloway Chislehurst Sergeant's Letter Sergeant Thomas Holloway, R.A.F., of 11 Church row, Chislehurst, who has been ...
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Article on the heavy bombing in Bromley Times newspaper in April 1941

Night’s Heavy Blitz – April 1941

Night's Heavy Blitz - April 1941 This report describes the aftermath of a heavy night of bombing on ...
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Prisoners of Singapore (WW2)

Singapore Prisoners of War During World War II, following the Fall of Singapore in February 1942, the Japanese ...
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black and white portrait photo of Lance Corporal Albert Bailey

Albert Bailey

Some time since we reported that no news had been received since Christmas, 1914, of Lance-Corporal Albert Bailey, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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