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Alison Brandon, Morden branch during WW2. , 1941 to 1946

1930-1950 Stores


My 96 year old mother tells me that she worked in the Morden branch during WW2, starting in the office then worked on the butter counter weighing up pieces of butter & patting into a block. Once most of the men had been called up, she was required to move sides of bacon around & was taught how to bone the bacon then slice on the machine. Also, huge rounds of cheese weighing over 80lbs that had to be skinned then cut into smaller pieces. All heavy work. They took delivery of a consignment of eggs from Ireland that had taken a tumble into the sea & consequently were sold off ration. Bacon sometimes came from North America.

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