Wartime advertisement from 1941 warning of the dangers of a possible gas attack and with instructions for the use of gas masks. The Lambeth authorities drew up plans for the issue of the masks in August 1939 as part of the preparation for war by the emergency services.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. Included in the Lambeth Archives Home Front project 2005.Ref: IV/169/Vol.8The size and quality of any reproduction of this picture could be affected by the original format.
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