Paper chase, Croydon, World War Two, 21 November 1941.
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The Mayor of Croydon, Alderman Harding, leading a procesion during the town's paper chase. 'The Mayor of Croydon, Alderman Harding, led a great procesion of home guards, members of the Civil Defence Services, boy scouts and others, during the town's paper chase for salvaged waste paper. Tons of salvaged paper were showered from the windows above the shops along the route of the procesion'.