Ration card, Airdrie, First World War

When the First World War began there was a wave of panic buying and food shops were emptied very quickly. Sugar, as an imported product, was rationed relatively early. The local food supply was mostly managed by the Burgh councils.

Full rationing was not implemented until 1918 and long bread lines were a daily occurrence throughout the war. This ration card belonged to John Henderson, from Airdrie.

Museum reference:
MLC-1993-1234
Date:
1914 - 1918
Made by:
Ministry of Food
On display:
In Storage: Museums
Associated with:
1914 - 1918 · Airdrie Food Control Committee · Airdrie · Used by donor's father.


Dimensions:
height: 90mm
width: 95mm
Materials:
Paper
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