Wednesday 2 December 2009

Christmas and the Co-op

This might be interesting for those of you went to Manchester and saw the Co-op building. Archives Hub are celebrating Christmas at the Co-op.

There's a great selection of photos including this one of the Christmas parade outside the Co-operative Society's store in Bolton in the 1960s.
But for anyone planning their Christmas menu there are these recipes from the 1940s, Christmas under rationing. Imitation marzipan sounds particularly appetizing.

"The Christmas Touch. Be as extravagant as you dare, with what you have got, this Christmas! " December 1943.

"Easy on the Rations Recipes. Christmas is a time when most of us make special efforts to provide fun and gaiety for the children." December 1945.