'Mother wasn't really keen on cooking'.

Elizabeth Court Reminisce About Food

By Lu Pearson

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Photo from the WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

The group discuss their memories of food.
Pat

'We had a cereal for breakfast, I don't think we were badly hit during the war sometimes we had boiled eggs, it was quite basic I don't think that was really rations or anything.  We always had Sunday dinner, but mother wasn't really keen on cooking'.

Eileen

'We used to have to go to the shop, you could only get what was in your ration book'.

Derek

'I would have powdered eggs every morning with toast and porridge, they were all right if he scrambled them'.

Joan

'We always had a Sunday roast and the rest of the week was just scraps really, however, there was this one time we had a tin of salmon and so we laid the table all out nice, but we heard some planes outside so we all went outside to have a look and when we came back the cat had got on the table and eaten the salmon!'

Tom

'We were on rations so not much food to go round, however, the airmen would sometimes shoot rabbit and deer.  We hung the deer up on a pole but they got found out and they had to give up their meat ration'.

Acknowledgements

The Elizabeth Court Reminiscence sessions were facilitated by WRVS volunteers Rod Patterson and Lyn Strong.

This page was added by Lu Pearson on 08/05/2009.

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