‘Fashion on the Ration’

On Sunday, four members went to the Imperial War Museum North in Salford to see the special exhibition ‘Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style’ marking the 75th anniversary of clothes rationing in Britain.

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The exhibition looks at how fashion survived and even flourished under the strict rules of rationing in 1940s Britain.

We had a tour round the exhibition led by Dr Alison Slater – an expert on 1940’s working class fashion, and also went to a workshop where we made a 1940’s style turban. (Workshop by Mary Jane Baxter Mary Jane Makes website )

And Maggie volunteered to have her photo taken …