Ivy Turner's memories

Remembering the days of variety, rationing and identity cards

By Nicola Benge

Photo:Ivy Turner's Identity card 1940's

Ivy Turner's Identity card 1940's

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus archive

Photo:Mr Turner's petrol coupon envelope 1950s

Mr Turner's petrol coupon envelope 1950s

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus archive

Photo:Petrol coupons from the last year of petrol rationing in 1957

Petrol coupons from the last year of petrol rationing in 1957

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus archive

Ivy Turner remembers the days of variety

Putting on the Ritz

'Going back.... I remember King George before the war. He danced with Ginger Rogers and they were the first ones to do the Bolero... I used to go to the Palladium before the war and the Victoria Palace by Victoria Station, London and we used to go and see the crazy gang, Flanagan and Allen. That was the first time I went to a proper show. I went with my husband, boyfriend then.'

Identity cards

'This card was first issued in 1943 and I had it throughout the 1940s when I lived at my old address in Carshalton, before we moved to Crawley'

Rationing

These petrol coupons were my husband's and they were first of the last year of petrol rationing in 1957.

This page was added by Nicola Benge on 09/04/2008.

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