Hitchin Warship Week: leaflet, savings promotion; William Carling & Co Ltd; 1942...
Hitchin Warship Week: leaflet, savings promotionAbout this object
Single sheet of pale blue paper, folded in two and printed in black. Contains programme of events for Warship Week, to raise funds to rebuild warship 'Cossack'. Illustration of the ship on cover.
Towns and villages throughout the country took part in 'Warship Weeks'. These were campaigns, to raise money towards sponsoring a warship. Hitchin adopted HMS Cossack, a destroyer. the community sent presents such as gloves, balaclavas and cards to those serving on the ship, and the ship sent plaques, photographs, or other souvenirs back. Sometimes visits by officers or crew were arranged.
paper & ink,printersMeasurements
whole height 217mm whole width 140mmCollection
Hitchin MuseumObject Type
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