Serving up food for thought from 1940s...

1945 advert Ministry 5 dishes food from 1 box dried egg
1945 advert Ministry 5 dishes food from 1 box dried egg

THERE’S a wartime flavour to the latest Herald The Past feature by local historians BRIAN HARLE and ALAN DAVISON.

The pair have been delving into the Herald archives and have found food for thought in these adverts.

They were produced by the Ministry of Food during the Second World War and afterwards.

The columnists said: “There is so much written today about pensioners and how well off they are that we thought readers might like a glimpse at what it was like when they were young and there was real austerity – the 1940s.”

l Our thanks go to the Mackay family for letting us view the Herald archives at their Bridge Street shop.

We can be contacted at morpethhistory@hotmail.co.uk