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G.S. Jobson Grocery

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Terry Jobson
Location of story: 
Belgrave, Leicester
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A4535796
Contributed on: 
24 July 2005

This story was submitted to the People's War site by Louisa Pointon, a volunteer on behalf of Terry Jobson and has been added to the site with his permission. Terry Jobson fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

I can remember working late at night around 1945 helping my parents in the grocery shop weighing up sugar from 100 weight sacks into 8oz, 1lb, 1.5lb and 2lb blue bags. We also cut compound cooking fat, a substitute for lard from 50lb blocks into small portions approx 2oz upto 8oz. This also happened from the same size block for margarine. My sister Peggy and I would collect rosehips. I think we recieved 1 and a half pence for 1lb which was later made into rosehip syrup. This was collected later from the childrens clinic along with cod liver oil and concentrated orange juice to make sure we got all our vitamin C.

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