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World War II
Notes from the Newspapers
Fund Raising

World War II

Spitfire Fund

Kempston News
"The Kempston A.R.P. Spitfire Fund realised the sum of 679 18s 1d and this amount was forwarded by Mr E.E. Smith, Head Warden to the Ministry of Aircraft Production". (Bedfordshire Times, 17th January, 1941)

War Weapons Week

Barton News
"The sum of 9,263 15s 4d was subscribed by the people of Barton during their War Weapons Week, which closed on Saturday.  It represents more than 9 per head of population" (Bedfordshire Times, 14th March, 1941)

Biggleswade's aim doubled, great success of War Weapons Week
"Biggleswade has completed it's War Weapons Week effort with a total of 82,000 standing to its credit.  This was far in advance of the most sanguine dreams of the Savings Committee...." (Bedfordshire Times, 7th February, 1941)

War Weapons Week
"The total amount raised during Bedford's War Weapons Week was 466,526 - over 216,000 in excess of the sum organisers set out to achieve." (Bedfordshire Times, 21st February, 1941)


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