A children’s ration book
On the 8th of January, 1940, food rationing was introduced in the United Kingdom as the Second World War raged on.
Petrol had been rationed since 1939, but in January restrictions were placed on bacon, butter and sugar.
Stamping coupons in April 1943
Many more restrictions were introduced as the war continued, including wider rationing of meat, as well the rationing of things like tea, milk and biscuits.
Rationing on many products didn’t end until years after the war.