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


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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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 ...
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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, ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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