Where they have succeeded Chislehurst will not fail – War Weapons Week, 1918

Help us to win Our Gun

Adverts like this were often featured in local newspapers encouraging local people to invest their money in National War Bonds and War Saving Certificates to help buy weapons.  This advert was a chance for Chislehurst to show that they could save as much as other towns to invest in National War Bonds and War Savings Certificates to help pay for the war.

Other districts have achieved as much – districts no larger, no richer no more patriotic than ours. 

A total of £12,500 savings was wanted from Chislehurst in only a week – that’s approximately £650,000 in today’s money – calculations vary!

 


War Weapons Week begins on Saturday
£12,500 from Chislehurst

Have your money ready for Saturday – ready to buy National War Bonds and War Saving Certificates ready to help in making War Weapons Week a triumphant, a record success.

For Chislehurst means to raise £12,500.

It is a large sum. But other districts have achieved as much – districts no larger, no richer no more patriotic than ours. Where they have succeeded Chislehurst will not fail.

Help to win Our Gun

A Gun that will bear the proud name of our town – a Gun whose mighty voice will speak for Chislehurst and for you – that is the prize of success – the fitting emblem of Chislehurst’s great achievement – Chislehurst’s £12,500 before the end of next week. Help us win it.

Get your Pass Book. See how much money you have in the bank. Draw a cheque and have it ready to give War Weapons Week a flying start on Saturday morning.

Buy National War Bonds and War Saving Certificates

 

 

Featured in the Bromley & District Times, June 1918

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