|Aerial view of Croydon, 1918|
|Croydon Tank Day, 16 March 1918|
Leisure pursuits included Sports Days, which included fancy dress and silly games. There are some photographs of huts belonging to the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), which were set up near where troops were stationed at home and abroad to provide non-alcoholic drink, food and entertainment as well as writing materials.
Despite the long war, Armistice was
unexpected in November 1918. Fighting finished in Europe at 11am
on 11 November. Croydon Maroons went off signalling not an air attack but peace
on 11 November. Scouts paraded and aeroplanes flew overhead, which seem to be captured in Martin's photograph.
|40 Training Squadron RAF Sports, 21 August 1918|
|Two-seat Camel with Baker and unknown, 11 November 1918, Croydon|
Moore, H. Keatley (1920), Croydon and the Great War. The Official History of the War Work of the Borough and its Citizens from 1914 to 1919, Croydon: Public Library