A WORKING CLASS FAMILY IN WARTIME: EVERY DAY LIFE WITH THE SUTER FAMILY IN LONDON, 1940
Mr Suter, briefcase and overcoat in hand, climbs aboard the tram that will take him to work, summer 1940. The tram calls at New Cross, Lewisham, Lee, Westhorne Avenue (Eltham) and Woolwich. Mr Suter is travelling to Woolwich.
This unpleasant-looking character is called the Squander Bug, and it was created during the Second World War by artist Phillip Boydell, an employee of the National Savings Committee. The cartoon bug appeared in press adverts and poster campaigns as a menace who encouraged shoppers to waste money rather than buy war savings certificates.