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> Ration Book, Who remembers these?
Brenda
post 28th Apr 2004, 08:20am
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As a wean I used to love Friday nights..that was when I was allowed to take ma mammie's ration book to the wee corner shop to get some sweeties. biggrin.gif Cheers, Brenda
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Margaret P
post 28th Apr 2004, 09:00am
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Yes I remember them well the E or D for the sweeties and taking the book down to the shop for the butter and food rations rolleyes.gif
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christine 1955
post 29th Nov 2016, 09:14pm
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I remember my mum and gran telling me about ration books.
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post 30th Nov 2016, 12:26am
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I remember Ration Books well getting the weekly rations and also the clothes coupons and of course the sweets. The last of the coupons was in 1953.
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taurus
post 30th Nov 2016, 10:51pm
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my mum got the "rations" on Friday night in Galbraiths,(payday). One day during the school holidays it was a scorcher (yes it did happen in Glasgow !!) and I went with my pals to Helenvale park.I took the message bag that hung behind the door for my picnic,not realising the ration book was in it,so I got a good doing when my mum got in from work ,no ration book,and Galbraiths shut at 6,I wasn`t home in time. THAT`S the main thing I remember about the rationing,well that and 1 egg per family and so on.No obesity in those days,our weight was controlled for us by the government. And out teeth in great condition from lack of sugar and sweeties.Just goes to show.
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post 2nd Dec 2016, 05:39pm
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tottie ann
post 2nd Dec 2016, 08:30pm
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I think you are right taurus we all had good teeth in those days and of course and no obesity we were all healthy kids always out playing getting lots of exercise maybe it could be the answer to having all sweets soft drinks etc rationed to help fight the huge obesity crisis we have all over cool3.gif :
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post 2nd Dec 2016, 08:39pm
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I too remember ration books with sweetie coupons
and waiting in the lineup with the other children
to get candies most Friday's but I loved when the
fishmonger on the Byers rd. would boil up a cauldron
of Welks and I would spend threepence on a bag of them
and she gave you a little pin to pick them from their shell ...

To die for yes.gif , they where delicious .






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post 2nd Dec 2016, 09:09pm
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As I remember the things I hated weren`t rationed. Porridge (I love it now ) and tripe,yuk ! When I first tasted cornflakes i thought I`d gone to heaven ,after years of porridge for breakfast.And it wasn`t Kellogs, the first one to hit our wee dairy was Brown and Polson. When I first tasted a banana ,(from deep under the counter in Galbraiths) I was very sick,couldn`t eat a banana for years after that.Our constitutions were so well regulated to bland plain food,the exotic stuff was too much to cope with. No gout for the people of Brigton,plenty of it down South where the affluent people didn`t miss out on too much.
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*Billy Boil*
post 8th Dec 2016, 10:58pm
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I used ration books as a "wean" and not understanding why you could not buy what you could see in the "shoaps" if you had the money. Mind you rationing was not an issue for some.
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