A food parcel of dried fruit, nuts and sweets sent to Lucy Awdry of Franconia Road, Clapham, from Australia. Rationing of most essential foodstuffs was enforced during the war, and continued for some years after the war as Britain adjusted to establishing food supplies and a peace-time economy. It was quite usual to receive food parcels from family and friends abroad during these years. Rationing finally ceased in 1954.From a series of albums containing newspaper and magazine clippings, assorted ephemera and a diary, kept by Mrs Lucy Awdry of 14 Franconia Road, Clapham, for the duration of World War II and recording wartime life in London. During the war Mrs Awdry volunteered with the Women's Voluntary Service (WVS) assisting with fire watch duties and also at the Clapham War Savings Centre. From the Lambeth Archives Home Front project 2005.Ref: IV/169/Vol.12
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