Wednesday, 21 May 2008
This was the British Restaurant in Hyde during WWII.
British Restaurants were communal kitchens created during the Second World War to ensure communities and people who had run out of rationing coupons were still able to eat. They were set up by the Ministry of Food and run by local committees on a non-profit making basis. Meals were purchased for a set price of 5 shillings or less. No-one could be served with a meal of more than one serving of meat, game, poultry, fish, eggs, or cheese.
Originally called Community Feeding Centres, the name British Restaurants was preferred by Winston Churchill.
Hyde Swimming Baths on Union Street was commandeered to provide the service. The site is now a car park.
My other ABC Wednesday R posts this week are ~~ Rabbit Lane at Hyde Daily Photo ~~ Reflections in a Teapot at Ackworth born, gone West ~~ Roadworks at Sithenah
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