On This Day in 1939 the first Anderson Shelter was erected.

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I’m not so old that I can remember WW2 first hand! But Anderson shelters were to be found during my childhood in use as garden sheds. Indeed, an Anderson shelter is still in use as a garden shed in the house next door to my very elderly aunt. When we visited her as children in…… Continue reading On This Day in 1939 the first Anderson Shelter was erected.

Sweets came off ration #OnThisDay in 1953

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Sweets were rationed during World War II but finally de-rationed on this day in 1953. Sweets were first de-rationed in April 1949 but demand far outstripped supply and, after four months, they were put back on ration. Sweets and chocolate rationing started on 26 July 1942. https://youtu.be/1DiLqF1Q1LA The amount of sugar which you were allowed…… Continue reading Sweets came off ration #OnThisDay in 1953