1914 WWI

  • Certificate for Patriotic Work Presented to Melville George for Efforts made During the Great War

    The Home Front

    When the world “fell dark” during the Great War, students and staff did what could be done to support the war effort at home and abroad. People were encouraged to grow their own food and thus reduce the drain on food production resources. The task of creating and tending home gardens was one of the many ways young people were encouraged to support the war effort. The popular view was that more home production and less overall consumption was the way to win the war.

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    Black and white certificate in nine lines of script with Board logo centre top, signed bottom