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ONE WEEK RATIONS

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DIZZI

DIZZI Report 1 Mar 2013 18:15

COULD YOU MANAGE THIS
ONE ADULT ONE WEEK

BACON and HAM ……… 4ozs ( 100g )
MEAT …………………… to the value of 1s.2d ( 6p today ). Sausages were not rationed but difficult to obtain : offal was originally unrationed but sometimes formed part of the meat ration.
BUTTER ………………… 2ozs ( 50g )
CHEESE ………………… 2ozs ( 50g ) sometimes it rose to 4ozs ( 100g ) and even up to 8ozs ( 225g )
MARGARINE ……………… 4ozs ( 100g )
COOKING FAT …………… 4ozs ( 100g ) often dropping to 2ozs ( 50g )
MILK …………………… 3 pints ( 1800ml ) sometimes dropping to 2 pints ( 1200ml ). Household ( skimmed, dried ) milk was available. This was I packet each 4 weeks.
SUGAR …………………… 8ozs ( 225g )
PRESERVES ……………… 1lb ( 450g ) every 2 months
TEA ……………………… 2ozs ( 50g )
EGGS …………………… 1 shell egg a week if available but at times dropping to 1 every two weeks. Dried eggs ----- 1 packet each 4 weeks.
SWEETS …………………… 12 ozs ( 350g ) each 4 weeks

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 1 Mar 2013 18:20

2oz tea haha
we would use that in a couple of hours here

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 1 Mar 2013 18:24

I will swap my tea for your egg.

:-D

GeordiePride

GeordiePride Report 1 Mar 2013 18:42

I remember my mother buying Dried Egg Powder - memories

GP

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 1 Mar 2013 18:50

thats a deal PH :-D :-D

i will throw my sweet allowance in to

Kay????

Kay???? Report 1 Mar 2013 18:54


Tea,,,,,,,,def a big fat No No,

Bacon thats one 1 butty,


No wonder mums were great at managing and a great tasty meal made from little,,,,,bless them.

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 1 Mar 2013 18:54

Are these war rations Dizzi.....just reading some WW2 war diaries written by Ruby Alice Side. She was bemoaning the rationing when she was not slating her husband for spending most of his time in church!

I think I would have to have dabbled on the black market to get my fix of coffee!

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 1 Mar 2013 18:56

What!!!??
No coffee!!!!????

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 1 Mar 2013 18:59

Hang on...........i just need to go and rummage in an upstairs cupboard.......

BRB>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Kay????

Kay???? Report 1 Mar 2013 19:02


Nobody starved during the war.......and undercounter sale soared,deals took place all the time...I know the stories my mum told me.

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 1 Mar 2013 19:08

i will be ok uncle E might

drop us in some meat even i would eat rabbit if i was hungry enough

dunno about bambis mummy though :-D :-D

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 1 Mar 2013 19:14

Found it!

Sat in front of me is an unopened can of....Pure Dried Whole Eggs...USA.

This can contains 12 EGGS in Powder Form.

5 ounces net weight equal to 12 eggs.

USA Product Specially Packed For The Ministry Of Defence.

Keep In A Cool Dried Place.


Do you reckon it's past it's sell by date yet??

:-D

Sharron

Sharron Report 1 Mar 2013 19:18

I was thinking that wa quite a lot of sugar for one person for a week compared to the other items.

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 1 Mar 2013 19:21

PH
i will swap you your egg powder for
one of uncle E s fresh rabbits :-D
and the back leg of bambies mummy ;-) ;-)

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 1 Mar 2013 19:41

I was just about to do a deal with you there Joy.......wus even gonna throw in some knicker elastic..............but........

I just double checked the can and it's 12 Ostrich Eggs!!

So...........on yer bike!!

:-D :-D :-D

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 1 Mar 2013 19:43

i dont have a bike so i will have to walk lol ;-) ;-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 1 Mar 2013 19:50

no one drank coffee back then Errol

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 1 Mar 2013 19:52

Shank's Pony??

Now your talking!!

;-) :-D

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 1 Mar 2013 19:52

i think they drank camp cofee Ann made from chicory :-D

Wend

Wend Report 1 Mar 2013 19:56

Prickles -

Don't be shy, give 'em a try.
If you suddenly go quiet
We shall all know why!

Better still, stick 'em on your crumpet tomorrow for brekkie!

:-D