This article, which featured in the Bromley & District Times on 9th August 1940, shows the carefree nature of life in Britain during World War Two.
Less than a month later the London area was targetted by the Germans and the Blitz began. Throughout the year that followed (October 1940 – June 1941) 133 bombs and 1 parachute mine dropped in the Hayes and Coney hall area alone.
Two Days’ Merriment at Sparrows Den
The Mayor (Alderman R.W. Jeffs) was willing, but the donkey jibbed, Mr Keenor, chief organiser, uses the orthodox carrot as a persuader.
Source: Bromley & District Times, 9th August 1940 (age 7) and BombSite.org