Adverts

A variety of adverts published in local newspapers during World War 1

How OXO helped Strengthen the Home Front

In 1840 a German chemist, by the name of Baron Justus von Liebig (1803-1873), invented meat extract through his Extract of Meat Company, and shortly after ...
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Phosferine Advert

Another example of the type of advert used by Phosferine to advert their product, whereby they use the recommendation of a 'real' soldier to sell ...
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Do you like the boots? Bon Marché fashion

This advert for the Bon Marché store in Brixton appeared in the Bromley & District Times in early January 1917.   The cost of ladies boots ...
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Are you a lover of Sardines?

My husband love sardines, so this advert would have appealed to him ...
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Cyder - the Ideal Summer beverage

Is this the Ideal Summer Beverage?

Would an advert like this, as featured in the Bromley & District Times in July 1918, made you go out and buy Cyder to quench your ...
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Zam-buk advert - Allotments

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 ...
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National War Bonds – invest every shilling you possibly can!

No sum can be too large! Another example of an advert, often seen in local newspapers, encouraging local people to invest 'every shilling' they could, so ...
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3 looks for the Bromley Fashionistas – c.1918-style

For the lady of fashion in June - So elegant! The latest fashions brought to you from Sainsbury's in June 1918 -  three special values for ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Dame Clara Ellen Butt performs in Bromley

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, DBE (1 February 1872 – 23 January 1936) was an English contralto. Her main career was as a recitalist and concert singer. Her ...
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Women Committee Set Up to Stop Girls Canoodling with Soldiers

During World War 1 a Women Committee was set up as there was concern about girls canoodling with the soldiers, and soldiers corrupting local girls.  ...
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New Suit or a Chocolate Egg for Easter?

How times have changed. I doubt very much that you would see an advert like this in the local newspaper today suggesting giving your son ...
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Top Easter Fashions in 1918 from Sainsbury’s

So if you walking around the shops in 1918, these would have been the fashion statements that were on offer to you from top retailers ...
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A little bit of butter; nice if you could get it

MARGARINE STOCKS REQUISITIONED DISTRIBUTION TO-MORROW MORNING The Bromley Food Control Committee have requisitioned a quantity of  margarine in Bromley, which is being distributed among the ...
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Must-have Christmas Gifts for the Family c.1917

Life may have been tough in 1917, but Christmas would soon arrive and there were presents to buy.   Below is a selection of advertisements for ...
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Lady Grocers keeping store in business

International Stores was noted as "The Biggest Grocers in the World".  During the war they were able to stay in business by employing 'lady grocers' ...
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Food Economy during wartime

During war time local stores would help customers visualise what they could spend their money on in adverts.  Here 'Worlds Store', located in East Street Bromley ...
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Word of warning from the London General Omnibus Company

The London General Omnibus Company often created adverts like this in local newspapers to help inform readers about the dangers of the road, titling them ...
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Advert for LSD? Surely not in the Bromley Times!

Like the large letters L.S.D? No, drugs had not been legalised. This refers to pounds (L) shillings (S) and pence (D). This advert was posted ...
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Who Said War Prices?

Taken from the Bromley & District Times on 5th January 1917  [page 2], this advert is promoting World's Stores on East Street, Bromley and High ...
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Phosferine #2

Another advert for Phosferine in the Bromley & District Times from 1917, and again another genuine soldier is using it, it seems. I was at Givenchy, ...
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Poisoned Sores

Another advert for Zam-Buk as featured in the local Bromley & District Times in 1917.   Remember this was a time before Penicillin was discovered ...
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Wearing Furs

Fur Coats, Fur Trimmed Coats, Cloth Coats, Furs and Millnery. In October 1917, the shops were advertising winter wear. Fur, real fur in those days, ...
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The Bus Conductor

Some of us will still remember the days when we paid our fares to a bus conductor or conductress and she would give us a ...
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Phosferine #1

Every few weeks an advert for Phosferine would appear, featuring a soldier and saying how it had helped him. I checked one or two of ...
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Kids fashion 1917

The House for Juvenile Clothing, 1917

Here are the fashions for the younger generation. No mobiles here, just running around! I think the Peter Pan Outfit for boys is particularly cute ...
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Sainsbury’s Fashion, 1917

Yes, it is Sainsbury’s. When I started reading these newspapers I was surprised to see that at that time, Sainsbury’s was not a food store ...
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‘It is nice, Mother!’

That is what the children say when their Cuts, Scrapes and Bruises are dressed with Zam-Buk. They have that soon-get-better feeling at once, because Zam-Buk ...
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Safety First

At first I thought this was an overcrowded escalator, but you can see it is an open-topped bus.  It seems strange that the public needed ...
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Fashions of January 1917

At no other sale in the kingdom can you buy Royal Worcester Kidfitting Corsets at Lower Prices than at Medhurst's Winter Sale Aren’t you glad ...
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