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Svlvia's Memories

A few weeks later my Dad should have been on duty at the goods depot where he worked but he had changed...

British Restaurants and other memories from Consett

For 6d you got 3 courses of soup, a main meal and a sweet at a British Restaurant. Disclaimer: Submitted by...

Rationing

Food rationing began in 1940 with sugar, meat, bacon, ham and butter, other items were added as the siege...

A wartime childhood in Olton, Solihull

I used to go shopping with my mother to the Co-op in Olton Hollow using our coupons, I had my first banana...

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Living with rationing

I worked on Radiolocation on a heavy ack ack battery. After learning this we fed the information to the...

Memories

After air raids the children would go hunting for bombs and shell shrapnel and incendiary bomb pins —...

Kathleen Hilditch's Wartime Theatre Memories - Spam Salad

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

South Carolina Family Life

So after Dad fixed the watches, the men would either send money directly to Mother, or they would give...

Wartime in Shropshire

I got married the following March at Burleydam Church to Joe and we got a county council holding at Cantlop...

Living on the Home Front

Exercise books, containing very thin paper, were used for history and geography lessons. Going shopping...

Bartering for food

Mum put the the fresh eggs into buckets of isinglass which kept them fresh for longer. Someone used to...

Clothes Rationing

Stockings were 3 coupons a pair silk, 2 a pair lisle. A family friend worked in a shoe factory, and once a...

Long, long before "Jaws" (Childrens' Clothing/ Gifts from America)icon for Story with photo

My Aunty Molly lived in America at this time, and whenever possible she would send us gift parcels with...

The Mums were Heroes too

Although Dundee was seldom attacked, in Arbroath we were often aware of enemy aircraft overhead, aiming to...

A Guernsey evacuee remembers wartime food in England

When I was at Uxbridge, three of us, my Aunt used to get six ounces of butter one week, six ounces of...

If You Can Knit - You Can Do Your Bit

Padre “hummed” and “hahed” a bit but finally agreed he would try to get us some...

War is senseless. Innocent people die.

Henrietta lived through the first and the Second World War. We are very honoured to have met Henrietta who...

Food Shortages and Recipes in Lincoln

She made mintoes out of dried milk and peppermint essence, banana cream out of boiled parsnips and banana...

Children got wellies free

We had orange juice and cod liver oil from the food office and blackcurrant juice that came in a tin....

How We Survived

It was one day I was a schoolgirl, the next I was out to work at the textile mill in Marple. In...

What the cat got , my first nylons and other recollections

I went to Bournemouth with my sister to stay at our Aunty Annie's and look after her chickens as she...

Memories of the Second World War by Betty Shaw

Tears , laughter, heartache, new friends, all this and lots more which could fill a book, but I...

The end of the war

Dorothy grew lots of vegetables like turnips, potatoes, carrots, cabbages, onions and leeks. Dorothy also...

I 'held the fort' in my Dad's Off Licence

However my father always reserved quantities of beer for his regular customers and he had one particular...

Grandma's childhood memories No. 1

My brother Bruce who was five years older than me, was a member of the Home Guard through the streets of...

FOOD RATIONING

The factory where my husband worked, they were all working full tilt as well and he came home one day just...

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