We have decided to see if it is possible for us, as a modern day family, to live on rations of WW2 for a month...
This blog will document our journey over the weeks
January 1940 rations (per week unless otherwise stated)
bacon and ham - 8oz/230g
Sugar - 16oz/455g.
Tea - 4oz/115g.
Cheese - 8oz/230g
Jam - 1lb/450g (a month)
marmalade - 2lb/900g (a month)
Butter - 8oz/230g
margarine - 12oz/340g.
Lard - 3oz/85g a week.
Sweets - 16oz/455g a month.
Meat other than pork is listed at a shilling and tuppence a week.The equivalent amount we will work to is £1.30
The above amounts are fer adult, childrens rations are half the amount each. We are a family of 2 + 2 so as a family we will have enough combined rations to purchase 3 x the above amount.
This list show no limits for eggs or milk, for this experiment I will set other wartime limits of 3pts of milk each and 1 egg each per week*
* We do actually own 3 chickens so if they lay any eggs during this months these will be seen as free and on top of ration amounts.
We will also assume that we would have access to an allotment or similar so will allow ourselves to buy UK grown in season fruit and veg.