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Ration Book, 1946
 
   
Ration Book, 1946
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Brief Description: Ration Book for Mr G.W.Smallcombe of Reading, Berkshire from 1946-1947
Subject Date: 1946
Publisher: Ministry of Food
 
Full Description: Food ration books came into use on 8 January 1940 and lasted for over a decade. Biscuits were one of the foods subject to points rationing where everyone was given 16 points a month (later raised to 20). The rationing scheme worked in Huntley & Palmers favour against some of the cheaper biscuit manufacturers as it encouraged people to buy quality biscuits to obtain 'value for points'. The points rationing system ended in 1950.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Dimensions: Height: 13.5cm, Width: 10.6cm
Subject: social history, war, war, food, rationing, biscuit, people, industry, Smallcombe, G.W.
Content Type: document
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1947.292.5
Unique ID: rm-rm-1947_292_5~1_968-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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