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Hampshire Cultural Trust

Visit our 1940’s sweetshop

Family buying sweets

“My son loved the sweet shop and the novelty of buying some fizzy fish with an old penny from the nice lady behind the counter.”

“The sweet shop was of course the highlight for them. I really enjoyed listening to the lady serving the sweets talking about her memories of being a child in the war”.

Buy an old penny and ration coupon at Reception and spend it in our 1940’s sweet shop to buy your own sweet ration.

In 1942 when sweet rationing was introduced people were only allowed 2oz (approx 56g) of sweets each, every week. Amongst their favourites were pear drops and sherbert lemons.

What will you choose to spend your precious ration coupon on?    

Opening times:

  • 1–3pm: Tuesday–Friday and Bank Holidays
  • 12–4pm: weekends and school holidays
 
Ration book