Don’t run any risk with Allotment cuts & brusies – Use Zam-Buk

July 1918 The popularity of allotments at this time meant many could be liable to small scratches and cuts, which could quickly become infected and lead to severe consequences – after all- no antibiotics in 1918. An advert for Zam-Buk featured in the Bromley & District Times newspaper. Don’t run any risks with Allotment cuts & bruises Always carry Zam-Buk the antiseptic healer Work on the allotment produces a big crop of Cuts, Scratches and Blistered Hands, with the risk of dirt and dangerous disease germs infecting the broken skin…

The Supreme test of British Womanhood

Adverts like this one from the Bromley & District Time (31st May 1918,  page 6) appeared in local newspapers advertising for woman to join the British Army in roles such as cooks, waitresses and clerks. The supreme test of British Womanhood comes now The British Army Urgently requires 5000 Women clerks You will be trained FREE and paid during training – and you enrol for the duration of the war in Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps

Women of Britain – We Need You…

An advert which appeared in the Bromley & District Times on the 24th May 1918 (page 6), advertising for the women of Britain to help with home service during the war.   Women of Britain Will you come and cook for the men who are defending you and your home? 7,000 Cooks and waitresses are wanted now for home service only with the Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps.  Cooks and waitresses also required for service overseas. Fill in this form, then cut out the advert and send to Ministry of…

No ration card required

In 1918, the British government set out new laws introducing the rationing of certain food; Sugar, meat, flour, butter, margarine and milk, as a way of sharing food equally. However, as this advert shows from World Stores (who had branches at 50 East Street, Bromley and 41 High Street, Orpington), from the Bromley & District Times on 17th May 1918 (page 6), certain foods did not require a ration card to be purchased.   NO RATION CARD REQUIRED for any of the the following:- (equal to Meat in food value) Spaghetti (in tomato…

Our Soldiers Want More – Zam-Buk

Zam-Buk was advertised throughout the war. Our Soldiers Want More – Zam-Buk To Heal their CUTS, BAD FEET & TRENCH SORES… Don’t let your soldier lad go with out Zam-Buk I was surprised to see a small tin of Zam Buk in my son’s kitchen.  It is still being made today in 2018 As advertised in the Bromley & District Times, 10th May 1918 page 2