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WW2 Rations for One Person in Britain, how slim we would all be if we stuck to this!  (These are the rationed foods, most people would grow their own vegatables) so veg would not be rationed, no eggs unless you had hens, just powdered egg. Some items were still rationed when I was born in the early 50s. Just think of all the choice we have now!

The Wartime Kitchen: Living of Rations with Ration Book Cooking - Day One

World War II weekly rations for one person in Britain. Most people grew their own vegetables. You were only allowed one fresh egg per week, unless you kept your own hens. Otherwise you were allowed one packet of powdered egg. Rationing continued until

a woman putting cans away in her kitchen cupboard | 1952 |

1952 Housewife putting groceries away. After the end of WWII the husbands went back to their usual job and the wives went back to being a stay at home mom and housewife.

Cheapside, London, England. 1890's

Rare color photograph of a London Street in 1900 (via London in end of the Victorian Era. )This is Cheapside in the city of London. Statue is Sir Robert Peel.

Frederick Wilfred - London Street Photography 1950's & 60's

An Express Dairy milk float, Photo by Frederick James Wilfred, © Russell Wilfred / Museum of London

Free school milk...yuk ! It was always warm and sometimes even gone off...

It was always warm and sometimes even gone off.We would put it on the big school radiators to thaw in Winter.

Tenement Families

An online presentation of photographs and illustrations from the Community Service Society at Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

14th September 1966 Tenement blocks in Collinson Street Southwark London

September 1966 Tenement blocks in Collinson Street Southwark London

Rest easy: A nurse takes an ante-natal class while children colour in their drawings during the 1950's.

When you COULD call the midwife! Britain had 10,000 district nurses and midwives in the 1950s. And, as these pictures show, they were the heartbeat of the community

A nurse takes an ante-natal class while children colour in their drawings. March Postwar boom in births reaches peak