Ilford Limited Warship Week.

During the World War II, the British government encouraged public to buy War Bombs to pay for the cost of the War. These savings' cerificates were promoted by various civic events including Warship Weeks. At these events local firms e.g. Ilford Limited had decorated displays.In this case local female workers shown adveryising Selo films. The money raised during Warship Week was in theory to pay for a newly built warship which was adopted by the Local Authority. During WW II Ilford Borough raised enough money to for a Royal Navy destroyer, H.M.S URCHIN. This ship fought througout WW II , survived till 1964 when she was scrapped.
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