Friday, October 16, 2009

Rationing in Britain

Rationing in Britain during World War 2: "Rationing was introduced at the beginning of 1940.

National Registration Day

On National Registration Day on 29 September 1939, every householder had to fill in a form giving details of the people who lived in their house."

Fourteen years of food rationing in Britain ended at midnight on 4 July 1954, when restrictions on the sale and purchase of meat and bacon were lifted. This happened nine years after the end of the war.

ration book issued - Google Search

I must have been about thee years old when my father looked up from his newspaper at breakfast (The Times) and said "There is going to be food rationing"


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