STORIES SEEN THROUGH A GLASS PLATE

Mrs Dudeney and the pig’s tongues

Box B

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D8861/002 — Paul Clark Menswear, 70 High Street, Lewes, 2017

Image 2: W3698B — Pryors

Image 3: H06915 — Mr Pryor

Image 4: H09687 — Mrs Dudeney

 

‘Miss Dudeney’s Thoughts on Mr Pryor’ — Alex Leith, Editor Viva Lewes

Audio transcript at bottom of page

 

‘Food Rationing Announced’ — Alex Leith, Editor Viva Lewes

Audio transcript at bottom of page

 

“Lewes diarist Alice Dudeney, in her 1916 diary, found Mr. Pryor to be very rude; when she asked for some pig’s tongues she’d seen in the window the proprietor, when he’d finally finished reading his newspaper, replied ”You can’t have ‘em they’re going to be cooked for my tea”. In another entry she calls Mr. Pryor ‘silly – very like a pig – on a high stool and surrounded be carcasses.”

 

“1918. In January food rationing was announced and a Local Food Control Committee was set up. Ration books were issued to start in Lewes on 25th February. The Sussex Express reported long queues and shortages as people sought to buy up supplies about to go on ration. On 8th March, however, it was reported that butter and margarine shortages had eased and the meat card system was working well, although local butchers reported some customers who thought their coupons, allowing up to 1s 3d worth a week, entitled them to free meat.”