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Daffodil Yellow Flourish for an Occasion

Oh yes, the parachute had arrived with yards and yards of useful strong thick white cord, but to my bitter...

Childhood Memories of World War II

There was a whole family of evacuees came to live in our village of Whitewell Bottom in the Rosendale...

Alan Nutter's Wartime Memories

During food rationing, to make sure we got all the vitamins needed by growing children, we had to take...

Rationing

At the time (1941) food rationing had already been introduced and she remembers that one of her sisters had...

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A Nottingham School Girls Recollection - Clothes Rationing

In 1941 a woman's suit cost 11 coupons, a lined woollen over coat 18, a woollen dress 11 and a pair of...

A child's memories of wartime in the Braes of Glenlivet

I was born in 1938 to William Rattray and Isabella at Clashnore Farm in the Braes of Glenlivet and lived...

Rationing and my experience

Here are some examples: Meat — between 1s and 2s a head a week Bacon 4oz to 8oz per week Tea 2oz...

Being A Child in Silksworth during WW2

We did this until we heard the ‘All Clear’ sound from the siren; we slowly emerged from the...

Being A Child in Silksworth during WW2

We did this until we heard the ‘All Clear’ sound from the siren; we slowly emerged from the...

'Making do' on limited rations at school

Unfortunately, once the tasty peas, beans and carrots had all gone, we were left with turnip. The principle...

The Savage Spade

I still remember the fear, when I heard my sister Jean's voice escape from my mother's kitchen...

Me, Mum and Dad during the War by Margaret Clarke (nee Weaver)

Me, Mum and Dad during the War by Margaret Clarke. Even eggs were rationed, so Dad used to buy day old...

Spam Salad

Because fuel was rationed they were always cold suppers after the show; frequently spam and salad with a...

MAKE DO AND MEND

My mother, ever resourceful, found in the back of a drawer a piece of pale blue rayon cloth originally...

Aspects of daily life during the occupation, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

My father, Bernard Nota, worked at a company whose trademark was the Magpie, a cheese export company,which...

Wartime Reminiscences of Holderness by Mr. Ray Rands, Part Two

Used landmine parachute ropes for horse halters for gypsies, the thin strands used as laces for clogs, and...

Rationing and Wartime Recipes (P.M.)

1/2 time Milk 1/4pt vinegar 1 egg yolk 1 tblsp. sugar 1 teasp. celery salt 1teasp.pepper 1...

WRVS/Air Raid Shelters/Provision of Food

They used to bring their coupons to enable us to buy more meat and food, they liked the handicrafts we used...

Rationing & Black Market in Belfast

My elder brother would have gone to Dublin, he worker in the aircraft factory and had reasonable...

Mary Thompson - banana sandwiches with a difference!icon for Story with photo

And I remember distinctly making banana sandwiches out of … parsnips with banana essence! You boiled...

What Happen in the War.

Chocolate rationed — sugar, tea, butter, cheese, meat, milk, eggs, etc... As silk stockings were on...

Teenager in Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton had no air raids although a few bombs were jettisoned and the sirens went off if enemy planes...

War Time Memories

The worst night I remember was the night Coventry was bombed, my dad was at work and there was just me and...

The Food Parcel

We were so lucky that daddy had worked all his life for the London branch of a Canadian bank, and...

Horsemeat, A Wedding Treat

So on Friday, my mum made this fantastic meat and potato pie for the guests who were coming to the wedding...

Life as he knew it

Mr. Wodlin's uncle served in the 1st world war, he hated patriotic songs and patriotic songs because he...

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