Saturday, February 05, 2011

On this day...

In 1953 the rationing of sweets and chocolate across the UK was ended after a period of more than a decade.  There had been a previous attempt to remove the sweet ration from the ration books in 1949 but this failed due to massive over demand.  The wartime ration of sweets and chocolate was 2oz per person weekly, this had been increased to 6oz leading up to the abolition in 1953.

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