Air Raid Shelters poster/Recruiting flyer
Subject: World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations, British
Rights: Wandsworth Heritage Service
Collection: Wandsworth Heritage Service
Our Town Hall had a vital and versatile role during the First World War, a tribunal for conscientious objectors, a recruitment centre, a meeting place for the Women’s Social and Political Union, an air raid shelter.
After the outbreak of the war the Town Hall began flying the Union Flag to show their support for the troops fighting in the western front, while John Burns, the first working class man to gain a seat in the Cabinet, resigned from his duties in the borough in protest against the war.
“Air Raid Shelters poster/Recruiting flyer,” Battersea Arts Centre Digital Archive, accessed February 27, 2021, http://bacarchive.org.uk/items/show/4802.
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