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My Childhood Memories of World War II (Part IV:Rationing)icon for Story with photo

Our surplus eggs were pickled in Isinglass in big stone jars and Runner Beans were salted in layers in...

A child's life in World War Two

This story has been entered onto the site by Christina on behalf of Joseph Markey who fully understands the...

"WE COULDN'T AFFORD MEAT SO WE ATE LOBSTER"

My father was a fisherman till he was called up so although we couldn't afford meat we often ate...

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They would then be taken in bundles to the Ministry of Food Office for a docket to take to the wholesalers...

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Clothing Booksicon for Story with photo

Worse than hell at times So many don't realise Spending a well-earned penny Friends together A real...

Sheffield Sweet Shop

I had only just got home when the sirens went and Sheffield was bombarded for nearly nine hours. My wedding...

WW2 Rationing

The tokens were for food, and later for clothing. They started to put tea or a thin mixture of gravy...

WWII — Christina Ray Edminson - My Story Part 3 - Food and Clothes Rationing

WWII — Christina Ray Edminson - My Story Part 3 - Food and Clothes Rationing. Everyone got a book...

Chocolate Beans and Floral Gums

I had either chocolate beans which are now called Smarties or my real favourites, floral gums because they...

Leslie Flavell Story

Things were in short supply and I pushed a pram to a woodpile to collect firewood, in the house we had a...

My Childhood Wartime Memories

My eldest brother, who still lived in Yorkshire and was married to a farmer's daughter, would come to...

Jimmy Leach's pork sausages

Eventually, however, she found out that he made his pork sausages with almost as much mutton as pork......

Peace & Quiet in Portstewarticon for Story with photo

Everybody had smugglers trains going down south, and when they were coming back, the old ladies, they had...

Food American Style

No notice was taken of Dad's pleas so Mum called to see the cook. From then on - when Mum fished...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Our surplus eggs were pickled in isinglass in big stone jars and runner beans were salted in layers in...

Black Market in Belfast

We weren't fortunate enough to get the good butter, it was always margarine. My mother-in-law always...

Morgan’s memories

Vera lived in Teversham... Vera wasn't evacuated though some of her friends got evacuated from London...

Make do and Mend

We received few pieces of fruit and would make our own banana sandwiches by softening the outside of...

Growing up in World War 2

I remember Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announcing that England were at war with Germany. There were...

TWO OUNCES

The Second World War meant that rationing was imposed on the British population, including in Northern...

Childhood memories of rationing

The Butcher in Ironbridge used to give my mum a little extra suet so she could make some sort of pie. I...

Did I Contribute to the War Effort..?Rabbits!

It had the name 'Tottnem Pudding', so it was a valuable animal food supply, it was an offence to...

War is cruel

She used to go round the shops collecting, sometimes begging, for food to feed the children at Barnsley...

Sheila - The Elder Sister

The two youngest boys used to wait just inside the door so they could grab them.One thing which hit my...

No food for the rabbits

What you had to do, if you were living at St Martin's, because the Bailiff let us have his son's...

Wartime Derry and High Wycombe

My wife Jean was born locally in Ballyarnet just outside Derry, and can remember at the age of about five...

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