Here’s an interesting bit of postwar ephemera, lent to top reader and contributor David Evans for use here on the blog by local lady Marjorie Hadley.
I know nothing about this unusual document, who issued it or any details. I’ve certainly never seen one before. Did every war-child receive them? What effort of campaign were they linked with? Was it a local or national thing? Church or school?
Thanks to Marjorie and David for sharing these. I’d really love to know more. If you can add to the story, please comment here or mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com – cheers.
I think your readers might be interested to see the scans of this original document, which was printed on thick war-time quality paper, and measures 27cms by 17cms.
Each child of school age received one of these in June 1946. I wonder how many of these documents still survive intact?
My thanks to local lady Marjorie Hadley whose remembers receiving this treasured piece of wartime history.
Just spoke to an older friend who was 12 at the time and received it! It appears every school child got one.
nice one Marjorie, Dave, Bob. Thankyou.