Event    From /11/1939 

War Savings Campaign

Second World War gives a good description of the story behind these plaques.  Each year the fundraising was given a different focus: Communities would have a fund-raising committee which worked with local newspapers local companies and financial institutions.  Targets were often met for which these plaques were awarded and often erected in the town hall. Some campaigns were:
Spitfire Fund - 1940
War Weapons Week - June 1941
Warship Week - 24-31 1942 and 15-22 November 1942
Wings for Victory Week - 1 - 8 May 1943
Salute the Soldier Week - 17-24 June 1944
Tanks for Attack Week – unknown
Penny a Week – on-going (but probably finished by now).

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
War Savings Campaign

Commemorated atInformation

Holborn Town Hall - Army

At British Military Badges we found a similar plaque on sale for £250: “Mould...

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Holborn Town Hall - RAF

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

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Other Subjects

John Marshall

John Marshall

Native of Stamford in Lincolnshire.  A white-baker who lived in a mansion house in Axe Yard, Southwark (now Newcomen Street), where his father, also a white-baker had lived before him. Widowered an...

Person, Philanthropy

1 memorial
Samuel Courtauld

Samuel Courtauld

Philanthropist and editor.

Person, Literature, Philanthropy

1 memorial
Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, Donald Smith

Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, Donald Smith

Born Scotland.   Emigrated to Canada in 1838 to work with the Hudson's Bay Company.  He worked his way up the company and entered politics, made his fortune and was knighted in 1886.  Died  28 Gros...

Person, Commerce, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration, Canada

1 memorial
Carr-Gomm Society

Carr-Gomm Society

Charity founded by Richard Carr-Gomm, providing support to deprived people.

Group, Philanthropy, Social Welfare

1 memorial
John Reynolds Roberts

John Reynolds Roberts

Shopkeeper and philanthropist. Born Camberwell. Aged 17 he and his brother Thomas, left their home in Newington Green and began work in London as errand boys in a drapers. In 1870 he opened a store...

Person, Commerce, Philanthropy

2 memorials