Inaugurated by Admiral Sir Edward Evans
“Time for all Hands on Deck”
Everyone must make greater sacrifices.
Bromley had raised £320,492 (up to noon Wednesday) towards the objective of £400,000 to adopt HMS Broke, the famous ship with which the name distinguished sailor and Artic explorer, Admiral Sir Edward Evans, K.C.B., D.S.O, LL.D (Evans of the Broke), is and always will be associated.
On the opening day (Saturday) the Mayor (Councillor H. Lynch-Watson, J.P.) was able to set the indicator at the six-figure sum of £209,516; the figures on Monday were £254,966, and on Tuesday £290,961.
Image: Admiral Evans announcing the amount subscribed up to noon on Saturday.
Inset: The Mayor looks at the target, £400,000 and is not dissatisfied.
Bromley & District Times, 6th March 1942 (page 5)