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Holborn Town Hall - Army Holborn Town Hall

Plaque: Holborn Town Hall - Army

Inscription

{Above the image:}
For freedom

{Below:}
War Savings Campaign 1944
Presented by the War Office in recognition of successful achievement in Salute the Soldier Week.

 

At British Military Badges we found a similar plaque on sale for £250: “Moulded ivory coloured bakelite wall plaque. Measures approx. 35 X 58 cm and weighs about 3kg. Made by De La Rue Plastics {their name is on the back of the plaques}.  The War Savings Campaign was set up by the British Government in November 1939. These wall plaques were presented to organisations for raising above a certain amount of money.”

Site: Holborn Town Hall (3 memorials)

WC1, High Holborn, former Holborn Town Hall, 193-7

Above the entrance on the left "Public Library" and in the stone decorations: "1908" and "HBC" for Holborn Borough Council.  Details on the building.  Shakespeare's bust is on the base of the first floor bow window to the left.  The entrance to the right takes you into the lobby where the two plaques are to be found.  

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Holborn Town Hall - Army

Information Subjects commemorated

51889

War Savings Campaign

Second World War gives a good description of the story behind these plaques. ...

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Holborn Town Hall - Army

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51888

Private Jack Askham

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Holborn Town Hall - Army

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51613

Holborn Town Hall - RAF

Frinton & Walton agree with our thoughts that the “McM” probably indicates th...

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