A newspaper photograph from April 1940 of a man on Clapham Common participating in the 'Dig for Victory' campaign designed to increase home-produced food to ease wartime shortages. Many of London's parks and back gardens were turned over to vegetable production.From a series of albums containing newspaper and magazine clippings, assorted ephemera and a diary, kept by Mrs Lucy Awdry of 14 Franconia Road, Clapham, for the duration of World War II and recording wartime life in London. During the war Mrs Awdry volunteered with the Women's Voluntary Service (WVS) assisting with fire watch duties and also at the Clapham War Savings Centre. From the Lambeth Archives Home Front project 2005.
|Collection:||Home Front Project 2005|
|Identifier:||IV 169 Vol.3|
#1926 - 1950 #Awdry Collection #CLAPHAM #FOOD AND DRINK #People #WAR AND ARMED FORCES