BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page was last updated in February 2012We've left it here for reference.More information

17 September 2014
Accessibility help
Text only
WW2 - People's War

BBC Homepage
BBC History
WW2 People's War Homepage Archive List Timeline About This Site Print this page 

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

 
You are browsing in:

Archive List > Rationing

Stories categorised in 'Rationing'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

More stories

DIGGING FOR VICTORY

We lived in the suburbs of London and, in response to the admonishments to “dig for victory”,...

Meat rationing, a Butcher's dilema

When meat rationing was introduced early in the War, every butcher was given the choice of being designated...

Uncle Wullie's magic suitcase! A war-time childhood in Dykemuir Street, Glasgow.

Uncle Wullie opened up the suitcase and it was filled with dozens of giant bars of Cadbury's milk...

We Weren't Hungry

We got a quarter of butter, two ounces of tea, this for one person, four ounces of meat, two ounces of...

Photo Gallery
Rationing Photo Gallerylink to gallery

Photos that were contributed with stories in this category.

icon for Story with photoStory with photo

The Friendly Greengrocers of St Johns

My parents ran the greengrocers in McIntyre Road, St Johns and we had to take the food coupons to the Food...

The Grocer's shop

At some point during the war, George Evans, the tobacco wholesalers, gave up delivering their fortnightly...

Rationing and Bananas

I could only remember the sign on a fruiter's window which said 'A Hand of Yellow Banana's-...

Recyle. What's New About Recycling?!

A friend gave me a second hand wicker basket cot but, I had to trim it and get bedding for it... When...

Some Wartime Recipes

1/2 lb potatoes 1 1/2 ozs margarine 1 1/2 ozs sugar 2 eggs 1/2 pint household milk 1 tablespoon dried fruit...

World War Two by Calum Price

People had rashen books for food: Clothing book Sweet for Rashen Books Powdered eggs No milk chocolate -...

Memories of Evacuation and a German Airman captured

Memories of a German airman being captured by farm workders after ditching on Haddiscoe marshes - he was...

The biggest shock was seeing an egg for the first time!

There would be combinations of cheese and milk and perhaps powdered eggs cooked together to make a sort of...

Food for Thought

With three ounces of butter our british hearts tflutter After all it is not very large. On sweets just...

World War Two by Calum Price

People had rashen books for food: Clothing book Sweet for Rashen Books Powdered eggs No milk chocolate -...

War time shopping

We lived in the air raid shelter the house given up to the boarders cooking and musical evenings bombing...

Wartime in Bangor

We always had textiles in Bangor, but I think the shipyard round about Ballyhome was the most important...

Wartime Memories Pt3

We were never short of food as my parents did deals with the local farmer to keep us supplied with milk,...

Women at War

The Women's’ Institute had a canning machine and canned apples, pears, tomatoes, etc for use...

Rations

When one of the Elders and Fyfe boats safely crossed the Atlantics the shops would have bananas. I remember...

My Early Wartime Recollections. Part 2. Related by William Cope.

Each person was registered with a particular shop for supplies such as Bread, Butter, Margerine, Sugar and...

Mavis: the story

The main thing Mavis can remember is going to the dances everynight of the week... Mavis had to take her...

WHAT'S IN A NAME

As Peter handed me the sugar, I plucked up my courage and asked him hesitantly if he would consider letting...

Memories of Village Life

We had a lot of evacuees from London in our village, some never returned to London as they married a local...

The War Years Remembered 50 years on Part 2

For school children and adults it was a smaller type which fitted over the face in black rubber with...

Sweet Rations

Because my widowed father was away in the army I lived with an aunt and uncle who kept a small, busy...

Pigs and cars

My father used to have a taxi during and after the war years, he used to get petrol coupons and do some...

Explore the archive
Browse the full archive list

Most of the content on this site is created by our users, who are members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced.



About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy