Food in the 1970s: What went wrong?

Time has moved on and the two greedy young scamps from the 60s, Ronnie Hughes and Barry Ward are now teenagers about to experience the gastronomic sophistications of the 70s. Or are they? Food in the 1960s, as long-time readers of the blog might remember, was nowhere near as bad as our memories might have […]

When we were boys

Shortly after we are born the rationing from World War II and the subsequent austerity finally ends. Sweets rationing has finished a year earlier and now bacon and meat (somehow considered separate items) are the final items whose removal makes ration books redundant. All ready for us to grow up into a world of plenty […]

Sweets in the 1960s. Or, where did all those fillings come from?

Another joint post from those two characters out of a latter day ‘Just William’ novel. Barry Ward and Ronnie Hughes rejoice in the sweets of the 1960s in north Liverpool. Well, last week’s discovery that food in the 1960s was actually quite good sparked off lots of interest on here and on Twitter. And while […]