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Lynne
Lynne
28 Nov 2013 16:00
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
28 Nov 2013 16:20

No, Lynne food rationing ended 1952 but you may be right on the NI 

Today in America is Thanksgiving the biggest holiday, even bigger than Christmas and 4th July and missing our families so feeling sort of yuk. However we are throwing a Thanksgiving dinner for eight on Saturday hence the cleaning lol

And we are flying the American FLAG lets see if the council objects, if so they can get stuffed !!

Lynne
Lynne
28 Nov 2013 17:15

 "1954: Housewives celebrate end of rationing

Fourteen years of food rationing in Britain ended at midnight when restrictions on the sale and purchase of meat and bacon were lifted.

Members of the London Housewives' Association held a special ceremony in London's Trafalgar Square to mark Derationing Day.

The Minister of Fuel and Power, Geoffrey Lloyd, burned a large replica of a ration book at an open meeting in his constituency.

But the Minister of Food, Major Gwilym Lloyd-George, told a meeting at Bebington in Cheshire he would keep his as a souvenir and praised all those traders and organisations that had co-operated with the rationing system.

For the first time since the war began in 1939 London's Smithfield Market opened at midnight instead of 0600 and meat sellers were doing a roaring trade.

High prices

Although the final step in dismantling the whole wartime system of food distribution comes into effect, it's not all good news.

Butchers are predicting meat prices will soar for the next couple of weeks until the effect of supply and demand cools the situation down.

In February the Ministry of Food stopped controlling the sale of pork and announced it would end all food rationing this summer.

Food rationing began on 8 January 1940, four months after the outbreak of war.

Limits were imposed on the sale of bacon, butter and sugar.

Then on 11 March 1940 all meat was rationed. Clothes coupons were introduced and a black market soon developed while queueing outside shops and bartering for extra food became a way of life.

There were allowances made for pregnant women who used special green ration books to get extra food rations, and breastfeeding mothers had extra milk.

Restrictions were gradually lifted three years after war had ended, starting with flour on 25 July 1948, followed by clothes on 15 March 1949.

On 19 May 1950 rationing ended for canned and dried fruit, chocolate biscuits, treacle, syrup, jellies and mincemeat.

Petrol rationing, imposed in 1939, ended in May 1950 followed by soap in September 1950.

Three years later sales of sugar were off ration and last May butter rationing ended."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/4/newsid_3818000/3818563.stm

Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
28 Nov 2013 17:39

Very interesting Lynne of course i had never looked into it at this depth. Be Interesting just how many on this forum remembers those dark days, but with all the restrictions and lack of food ect i think people seemed happier than today. Even though i had to walk to school 2 miles and then had to suffer corporal punisment in school for talking in class... Did it do me any harm? well at the time yes, but i turned out ok and have respect for people...

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elvis presley
elvis presley
28 Nov 2013 19:39

Strikes me Lynn is more interested in making sure that Broolyn Bridge is historically correct in his memories, than what he has to say, which I endorse.  I too had to walk two miles to school and received coporal punishment on numerous occasions, Did it do me any harm? Well I'm still  a  'orrible ba****d.

leatash
leatash
28 Nov 2013 19:43

I remember those days i had to walk from Watendlath to Keswick about 6.3 miles in all weathers and if late 6 of the best, didnt do me any harm.  The locall bobby would clip you round the head for not having clean shoes, and if you told your dad you would get another one but twise as hard.  Teachers you wouldnt say boo to a goose every Teacher had a cane a slipper or a large wooden ruler me i wouldnt have changed a thing it tought me respect and discipline.

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jools88
jools88
28 Nov 2013 20:34

i had a bike so i was lucky lol

Judith Chalmers
Judith Chalmers
28 Nov 2013 21:24

BROOKLYNBRIDGE: I still question why you returned to the UK if it's that bad here (Dawlish/UK). Still, it's interesting and encouraging to discover that so many forumers are silver surfers (and I mean that in a non-patronising way).

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jools88
jools88
28 Nov 2013 21:29

@Mrs C give it a rest will you...........................

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Judith Chalmers
Judith Chalmers
29 Nov 2013 21:29

4 'agrees' to JOOLS88's little post wanting me to shut up?  No doubt all from forumers that proclaim that they're entitled to "freedom of speech"! 💋

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jools88
jools88
29 Nov 2013 22:19

Dude, just chillax, just because it's not your birthday doesn't mean that you won't have fun in the monkey jamboree.smiley

elvis presley
elvis presley
30 Nov 2013 08:03

Yes Mrs C, get back in the kitchen where you belong and get my tea and I don't want tongue pie.

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