National Salvage Drives were an important feature of the wartime years.
The patriotic housewife was told to put her Salvage into four separate containers, consisting of:
PICTURE: Officially encouraged by such characters as 'Superintendent Salvage' and 'Detective Inspector Waste', Children became willing helpers in the salvage drive.
Residents were also asked to donate scrap metal. Everything from old razor blades to iron garden railings were handed over.
A network of collection depots were created to house the items gathered. Residents would often be reminded of the following shown below.
The Minister of Aircraft production Lord Beaverbrook encouraged citizens to hand over their aluminium pots and pans to build aircraft - A war on waste was declared.
PICTURE: Boys helping to do their bit for aircraft production
With this drive for the salvaging of household goods, many songs designed to keep up morale, were written with one such salvage song displayed to here