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'The Housewife's Dream' market, Croydon, World War Two, 9 August 1941.

'The Housewife's Dream' market, Croydon, World War Two, 9 August 1941.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

'Crowds of women shoppers at the new barter market. The age-old system of obtaining goods by barter was revived at Croydon when Sir Herbert Williams, MP for South Croydon, opened a special market in the town. Local gardeners who have grown more than they need for their own consumption exchanged their surplus vegetables for clothes, footwear, blankets, furniture and other goods - only surrendering coupons when necesary'. The market was open for several weeks.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10313762

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