WWII Rationing Timeline

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WWII Rationing Timeline

1939 WWII declared

  • 1939 – Petrol rationed

  • 8 January 1940 – Bacon, butter and sugar rationed


  • 11 March 1940 – All meat rationed


  • July 1940 – Tea and margarine rationed


  • March 1941 – Jam rationed


  • May 1941 – Cheese rationed


  • 1 June 1941 – Clothing rationed and coupons issued


  • June 1941 – Eggs rationed


  • July 1941 – Coal rationed


  • January 1942 – Rice and dried fruit rationed


  • February 1942 – Soap rationed. Tinned tomatoes and peas rationed


  • March 1942, gas and electricity rationed


  • 26 July 1942 – Sweets and chocolate rationed


  • August 1942 – Biscuits rationed


  • 1943 – Sausages rationed

  • 1945 WWII Ends

  • 25 July 1948 – End of flour rationing


  • 15 March 1949 – End of clothes rationing


  • 19 May 1950 – End of rationing for canned and dried fruit, chocolate biscuits, treacle, syrup, jellies and mincemeat.


  • September 1950 – End of rationing for soap


  • 3 October 1952 – End of tea rationing


  • 1953 – End of sweet and sugar rationing

  • 4 July 1954 – All food rationing ends

    Sugarless Apple Dessert

    A really inexpensive and easy wartime recipe that is just as nice today. It only takes a few minutes and is just the job for children to prepare (and eat!) as part of a WWII project.

    There are no specific quantities as it all depends on what you have been able to get – There is a war on you know!

    Ingredients:

    Cooking apples
    Condensed milk
    Orange juice
    Crushed nuts or a little grated chocolate

    Method:

    Grate raw cooking apple.
    Whip together with the condensed milk.
    Add a little orange juice.
    Arrange in dishes with nuts or grated chocolate on top.

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