Bacon and ham (3-4 slices/rashers) 4 oz Other meats – 2 small chops Butter 2 oz Cheese 2 oz Margarine 4 oz Cooking fat 4 oz Milk 3 pints Plus 1 packet dried milk per month Sugar 8 oz Preserves every two months 1 lb Tea 2 oz Egg (shell egg) 1 Plus 1 packet … More Rationing in War Time Britain.
Today is December 31st and while it isn’t quite yet 2016 I thought I would start this now every day of 2016 I will post events that has happened in history on that day so here we go. 1, 535 AD- Byzantine general Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Gothic garrison of Palermo (Panormos), and … More On This Day In History!
Eugenia Falleni, alias Harry Crawford, 1920. When ‘Harry Leon Crawford’, hotel cleaner of Stanmore was arrested and charged with wife murder he was revealed to be in fact Eugeni Falleni, a woman and mother, who had been passing as a man since 1899. In 1914, as ‘Harry Crawford’, Falleni had married the widow Annie Birkett. … More Australian Mugshot Number Four.
Thomas Craig, Raymond Neil (aka “Gaffney the Gunman”), William Thompson and FW Wilson January 25, 1928. This photograph was apparently taken in the aftermath of a raid led by Chief Bill Mackay – later to be Commissioner of Police – on a house at 74 Riley Street, ‘lower Darlinghurst’. Numerous charges were heard against the … More Australian Mugshot Number Three.
William Stanley Moore – Photograph by The Sydney Justice & Police Museum. William Stanley Moore was taken May 1st, 1925. The caption describes him as: an opium dealer operating with large quantities of faked opium and cocaine. Also a wharf labourer and associates with water front thieves and drug traders.
Albert Stewart Warnkin and Adolf Gustave Beutler 18 October 1920 Albert Stewart Warnkin is listed in the NSW Police Gazette of 10 November 1920, as charged with attempting to carnally know a girl eight years old. No entry is found for Beutler, whose picture is inscribed ‘wilful and obscene exposure’.
Christmas was just a few days ago but why not show some interesting Christmas ads of yesterday, see what our ancestors were tempted with as they opened newspapers or walked down a street and what had their children disappointed on Christmas morning when they didn’t receive it. From the 1890s onwards … More Vintage Christmas Advertising.
Another page from the Bernard Hewitt catalogue, from the 1920s.
A page from a 1928 Bernard Hewitt catalogue, this is a brilliant example of women’s fashion at that time period.
England, 14th century sourced from Forme of Cury. This recipe is essentially a sausage meatball pie. ORIGINAL RECEIPT: 158. Raphioles. Take swyne lyuours and seeþ hem wel, take brede & grate it; and take yolkes of ayren, & make hit sowple, and do þerto a lytull of lard caruoun lyche a dee, chese gratyd, & white … More Raphioles Recipe.