“By each sixpence we kill two birds with one stone, because it helps our Country and ourselves at the same time”

People in Clewer were encouraged to invest in the local War Savings Association.

St. Agnes’, Clewer

Our War Savings Association is going on well. Payments are made at the Mission Room on Mondays from four to five o’clock. New members can join on any Monday: and the numbers are steadily increasing. You become a member by paying one or more sixpences, for which you receive one or more stamps and a card. By each sixpence we kill two birds with one stone, because it helps our Country and ourselves at the same time. If you need the money, you bring back your stamps, and receive for each stamp the sixpence which you paid for it. If you do not need the money, you receive a Certificate when you bring your card with 31 stamps on it. One advantage of joining a War Savings Association is that your Certificate can be bought by an Association before you have finished paying for it, and is therefore worth more to you than it would be otherwise because you get your interest sooner.

Clewer St Andrew parish magazine, March 1917 (D/P39/28A/9)

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