Adverts during WW2

These adverts appeared in the local newspaper during the World War 2 years.

 

Bromley War Weapons Week

Before the US entered the war, and still with the threat of invasion, War Weapon Weeks was a way to encourage people to save in War Bonds and similar Government schemes to help re-arm. This advert was one of many which appeared in the local newspaper advertising a local 'War Weapons Week" February 15th - ...
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Pet Food Adverts, 1941

In the Summer of 1939, before the outbreak of war, the National Air Raid Precautions Animals Committee (NARPAC) was formed. This committee produced a pamphlet giving advice to pet owners stating: "If at all possible, send or take your household animals into the country in advance of an emergency." It ...
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Getting a Good Night’s Rest in the Public Shelter

During early 1941 Britain was still in the midst of the Blitz, with no idea how long it was going to last.  The Ministry of Home Security issue a number of adverts in local and national newspapers to help prepare people, and provide useful advice like how to get a "Good ...
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Billy Brown’s Own Highway Code

Billy Brown of London Town was a cartoon character, drawn by English cartoonist David Langdon OBE, who featured on the London Transport posters and in local newspapers during World War 2.  Brown's appearance was that of a City of London businessman of the time, wearing a bowler hat and pinstripe suit, and carrying ...
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Adding comfort to your Air Raid Shelter

Air raid shelters were not the most lavish place to have to spend your time. Primarily located in the garden, they were often dark, damp and cold, so shops jumped at the chance of providing a bit of comfort to their customers. This advert for Jones & Higgins Ltd in Peckham ...
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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 Oxo was created.  The formula was so popular that by 1908 Oxo was able to become an official sponsor of the London Olympics and supplied ...
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Men Wanted Now

The devastation left by the air raids on, and around, London was immense and people were needed to help with the clear up.  This advert appeared in the Bromley District Times newspaper on the 18th October 1940 advertising for those who were 'able-bodied' and 'temporarily out-of-work' to enrol for the ...
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Three-Decker Bunk beds in Bromley Air Raid Shelter

Three-Decker Divans in Elm Bank Hotel Shelter The entrance to these improvised sleeping quarters is down a six-feet stairway directly below the main stairs. Each bunk, made with deep springs and coil interiors, measures 6-feet by 3-fet, ensures complete relaxation - the 20-inch walls, utmost safety. Guests now have their ...
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Bromley Fighter Fund: 1940

Appeared in the Bromley & District Times, 20th September 1940 ...
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No Waste! Tactics of the Kitchen Front

This advert, to help combat waste in the kitchen, featured in the Bromley & District Times newspaper on 20th September 1940 ...
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