Memories of rationing in World War Two in Wales with its long queues and black market. The rationing was severe but neighbours swapped and bartered with each other for fresh vegetables, sugar and other luxury items. People would often queue outside shops not even knowing what they were going to get inside but the black market economy was rife.
Students could be asked to compile a list of rationed items during World War Two. They could then discuss what types of food were particularly scarce in Wales at the time and suggest the reasons why. In groups pupils could discuss to what degree rationing affected different people's lives and explain how people were able to supplement their rations with additional food.