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Public Advice notices

Throughout the war years, local newspapers were a source of information and often provided  readers with a wealth of advice from housekeeping in wartime, advice on what to do before going to your shelter and even etiquette for travelling on public transport with Billy Brown’s Guide to London Transport

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Food Facts: Mother & Child

Government advice given to Expectant Mothers, during th Second World War, on the food they should be trying to eat …

Billy Brown’s Guide to London Transport

Here is another fine example of the Billy Brown character, invented by cartoonist David Langdon OBE, giving advice on using …

What to Do Before Going into Your Shelter

Before, during and after the raid What to do before going into your Shelter – and the help that is …

Tea-Time Gossip

As written in the Bromley & District News on 27th September, 1940 (page 2) Under the Bed A near-by A.A. …

Homekeeping in Wartime

This article featured in the Bromley & District Times in August 1940, providing advice to housewives to help the with …

Food Facts, August 1940

A regular feature in the local newspaper in the 1940’s, here is another list of useful ‘Food Facts’ for readers …

Lifebuoy Soap – Advert, 1940

Lifebuoy was introduced in England by Lever Brothers in 1895, and marketed as a soap that could be used in …

Grow Fit not Fat on your War Diet!

The Ministry of Food published some food facts in local newspapers during WW2 to encourage readers to ‘Cut of “Extras”, …

Making Ends Meet

Advert for National Savings Certificates Making Ends Meet Think of Great Britain as one great factory.  Working at full pressure …

Oh for an electric dish-washer!

The first dishwasher was invented in the USA in 1857 by Josephine Cochrane (trust a woman to realise the value …

Why do the British love to Queue?

I really like this advertisement to encourage people to queue in an orderly fashion for the trains and buses. It …

Spring Cleaning the 1918 Way

Want to clean your carpets? From steam carpet beating to the cordless vacuums today.  Advert taken from the Bromley & …

Salt a Good Cleanser

Household hints were often printed in the local newspapers.  The following account was printed in the Bromley & District Time …

Care of candles and lamps

To the country resident the problem of lighting the house is always more or less a vexed one. Candles for …

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