Having just got back home from London this morning, I wasn't planning to post this week, but a read of Lorraine's post this week prompted me to check out my mother Jean's scrapbooks of our year in England in 1953 - 1954, and here are a few photographs of the ration book that I needed as a temporary resident of 21 Eltisley Ave, Cambridge, where we lived while my father Ian was studying on a research fellowship. My parents' ration books were saved too. It appears that rationing for the items listed inside, namely meats, eggs, fats, cheese, bacon, sugar and milk, remained in force in the UK up until July 1954, although tea was no longer rationed after 1952.
Orange juice was also rationed, with just a couple of remaining coupons in the book.
The following notice was in an envelope addressed to me, labelled by Jean: 'Important letter all about milk and orange juice'.
And of course, adjacent to the ration book Jean also included an appropriate photograph of a certain small person, enjoying her rations.
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