Shoreditch 'Wings for Victory' sign

 
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Object

Sign

Title

Shoreditch 'Wings for Victory' sign

Production date

1943

Material

Wood

Dimensions

Height: 1824mm
Width: 902mm
Depth: 70mm
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Description

Wooden sign, Shoreditch Wings for Victory. An illustration of Shoreditch Town Hall is shown.

'Wings For Victory' Week was a national fund raising scheme during the Second World War (WW2) to encourage civilians to save their money in Government accounts, such as War Bonds, Savings Bonds, Defence Bonds and Savings Certificates. Cash would be paid into Post Offices or Banks. It would coincide with a week of parades, exhibitions and other war paraphernalia. In 1943 it was decided the national scheme would be themed around raising funds to purchase more bombers planes.

Inscription

Shoreditch

Wings for Victory

Mar 6th to Mar 13th

Object number

2015.47

On display?

No
 

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