Plotting Our Path



The Second World War was over but rationing continued, America withdrew their aid of cash and commodities which led to long queues and a scarcity of food. Potatoes were on the restricted list for the first time. Due to this national need for the full cultivation of land the committee at the time decreed that any plot-holders who had not paid their rent by 31st Jan would forfeit their plots and the plots re-let. Despite the hardest winter in living memory and short time working for millions of people because the lack of coal closed power stations, the canteen and the trading hut made record profits.