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Got Any Gum, Chum?

Ah, the American GI. Bringer of sweets, romance, nylon stockings and a dance that was like no other. Upon their arrival in Britain, each of the 1.5 million American soldiers who were to take up residence here during WW2 were … Continue reading

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Where did all the knits go?

I’m officially an inhabitant of the capital’s most moth ridden borough. Yep, Hackney is the Mecca for moths according to my most trusted sources. I don’t doubt it, either. The little devils have been causing havoc at no. 60C. They’ve … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dear Ration Book

I’ve been thinking about food rations for a good few weeks now – particularly those of the WW2 variety. Poodling around on the internet, I discovered that it was exactly 72 years ago today that rations were introduced in Great … Continue reading

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