John's real-time WW1 blog: Bitter pill to swallow for Harborough housewives facing sugar rationing

John Dilley
John Dilley

The First World War has come right into the kitchens of every house in the country according to the September 25, 1917, edition of the Market Harborough Advertiser.

Dominating the front page is an advertisement concerning the rationing of sugar, the first foodstuff to be fully rationed for British families.