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Post by baldy.smith » Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:55 pm

Anyone on here old enough to remember rationing. I remember when sweets came of rationing in about 1948, I stood in a long queue in Frederick street for ages and when it became my turn to be served all they had left were Pontefract Cakes (liquorice). I got a clip round the earhole for not getting there sooner. I remember when there was a tatie shortage about the same time, the shops would only sell you seven pounds per household. I went and got some then when I got home my mother made me take my glasses off; combed my hair diferently and put a diferent gansey (jumper) on me, the shop were not fooled but I think they gave me another seven pounds for sheer nerve.

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Post by memor » Wed Jan 12, 2005 8:41 pm

Dont talk to me about rationing.

Mrs Maplins not been very forthcoming of late.
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Post by baldy.smith » Wed Jan 12, 2005 8:48 pm

That is very understandable Memor. Have you not asked yourself why?

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Post by Sandy » Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:33 am

Ooooooh, I loved Pontefract Cakes, can you still get them?

Rationing was a tiny bit before my time and sorry to get away from this topic slightly, but I remember buying tokens (they looked like coloured coins) from the Co-op (CWS) which you would wrap up in tiny bits of paper, place them in the neck of your empty milk bottles on your doorstep and, hey presto, fresh milk came next day. Magic.
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Post by baldy.smith » Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:57 am

Yes Sandy, you can still get Pontefract Cakes they are widely available. We used to buy them loose but these days they come in flat tins as a rule or little boxes.

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Post by jimmywizz » Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:12 am

talking about sweets i have brought the sweets post to this board from the main shields board as it has many an old sweet you never hear of these days mentioned in it

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Post by Jerry » Fri May 27, 2005 12:15 am

When sweets came off the ration after WWII, a tidal wave of South Shields children, including Baldy, besieged the shops. I was a bit of a ponce in those days, and wouldn't demean myself. I could wait. The government swiftly put them back on the ration again. I thus learned a valuable lesson and have crammed myself with goodies ever since.

When my Dad came home from war service and POW camp, the local sweetshop owner wouldn't serve him because he wasn't a regular customer.


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Post by memor » Fri May 27, 2005 12:38 am

I not help it that I'm babe magnet.

Myrna think I'm "at it" with everyone. Even next door neighbour who's 88 if she's a day.

I say to Myrna "It not my fault that they put Mrs Wilberforce on female

equivalent of Viagra. I cant stop her blowing kisses at me."

Not a pretty sight (especially when she not have her teeth in)
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