Nella Last in the 1950s

A Barrow-in-Furness woman, Nella Last recorded her day-to-day life during and after the Second World War.

Food features in Nella’s life, as you’d expect in an era of rationing. Her diet was simple and she loved pudding, here’s a list of the dishes she favoured…

brisket beef, poached cod in milk, steamed egg custard, stewed apples, shortbread biscuits,almond cheesecake, leek soup, raspberry blancmange, mutton, mint jelly, chocolate dainties,crushed pineapple and whipped cream, haddock poached in milk, tomato soup, jelly, butterfly cream buns, queen cake.

How wonderful to see what was really on local families’ menus 60 years ago.

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