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Two Ounces

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Contributed by 
ateamwar
People in story: 
Eileen Millward
Location of story: 
Liverpool
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A4813931
Contributed on: 
05 August 2005

This story appears courtesy of and with thanks to The Liverpool Diocesan Care and Repair Association and James Taylor

You were only allowed, for each person in your house, two ounces of margarine, two ounces of lard, two ounces of bacon, what you bought from the shop, you didn’t really go without bread, you’d always get bread, but you’d get so much tea and two ounces of sugar. And say if you had four children, that would be four lots of two ounces, and butter, well you got it only sometimes, you couldn’t always get butter, that was one of the things that was scarce.

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