Item BCA - 2018.1411 - Your Food In War-time produced July 1939

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BCA - 2018.1411


Your Food In War-time produced July 1939


  • July 1939 (Creation)

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pdf of 5 pages

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This leaflet produced in WWII called 'Your Food In War-Time'. Public information leaflet No4. Issued from the Lord Privy Seal's Office July 1939. The contents cover the areas:-
What the government has done.
How you can help.
Food supplies for evacuation.
National housekeeping in war-time; central control.
Local distribution.
Rationing scheme - It was envisaged that the first five main items that would be rationed would be Butchers' meat - bacon and ham - sugar, butter and margarine and cooking fats and it may be necessary later to add more items.
Why Evacuation?
The Government evacuation scheme.
What you have to do.
Children under 5.
Expectant mothers.
The blind.
Private arrangements.
Work must go on.
The ”evacuable” areas under the Government scheme are :-
(a) London, as well as the County Boroughs of West Ham and East Ham; the Boroughs of Walthamstow, Leyton, Ilford and Barking in Essex; the Boroughs of Tottenham, Hornsey, Willesden, Acton, and Edmonton in Middlesex;
(b) The Medway towns of Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester;
(c) Portsmouth, Gosport and Southampton
(d) Birmingham and Smethwick;
(e) Liverpool, Bootle, Birkenhead and Wallasey;
(f) Manchester and Salford;
(g) Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford and Hull;
(h) Newcastle and Gateshead;
(i) Edinburgh, Rosyth, Glasgow, Clydebank and Dundee
In some of these places only certain areas will be evacuated. Evacuation may be effected from a few other places in addition to the above, of which notice will be given.

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