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Entertainment

These articles give a fascinating insight into the various entertainments going on back in the UK during the First World War years.

Cross Country Run, 1942

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 Squadron of …

Showing at the Odeon – January 1942

Showing at the Odeon – January 1942

Birth of the Blues Birth of the Blues is a 1941 American musical film whose plot loosely follows the origins …

Cinema Listings for Bromley in 1941

Cinema Listings for Bromley in 1941

This advert for the cinemas of Bromley lists the top films being shown for the 6 days following Monday 27th …

The T.W.E.R.P.S.: Spring edition

The T.W.E.R.P.S.: Spring edition

The T.W.E.R.P.S. were a local amateur concert party. who were in much demand during World War 2 to entertain the …

Soldiers as “Can-Can” Dancers

Soldiers as “Can-Can” Dancers

Gunners of the Royal Artillery in South-east England, where they are running their own troupe of “can can dancers” …

Exciting Wartime Football Matches

Exciting Wartime Football Matches

In spite of the war, there was plenty of football to watch and teams to support. This report appeared in …

Disney’s Pinocchio comes to Bromley!

Disney’s Pinocchio comes to Bromley!

Disney’s Pinocchio comes to Bromley For Everyone – of every age! It’s easy to forget how old Disney’s Pinocchio actually …

Coney Hall Fete, August 1940

Coney Hall Fete, August 1940

This article, which featured in the Bromley & District Times on 9th August 1940, shows the carefree nature of life …

Troop Entertainers wanted

Troop Entertainers wanted

The Bromley T.W.E.R.P.S. Concert Party was an amatuer group set up for the purpose of entertaining service personnel and giving …

Places of recreation for soldiers in 1917

A BROMLEY EFFORT We hear on all hands of the splendid work done by Army Huts at the Front, and …

Soldiers Entertained

This extract, taken from the Bromley & District Times, 6th September, 1918 and gives an account of an evening …

Pantomime time in Penge

Pantomime time in Penge

Christmas and the New Year are traditionally pantomime times. On January 5th the Penge Empire were showing Little Red Riding …

“Dominion Day” at Orpington

“Dominion Day” at Orpington

Ontario Military Hospital Carnival It was “Dominion Day” at Orpington on the 1st inst., and a successful and largely attended …

Silent Films

Silent Films

On 9th February, 1917, the showing of the silent film, Davy Crockett was advertised; a magnificent drama in five parts. …

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