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• 1939-45 War • Pig Clubs

• Laws which restricted home pig keeping were relaxed• … "Garden and Allotment Pig Keeping"
Garden and Allotment Pig Keeping-booklet
It was the rationing of meat which concerned wartime civilians most.
Groups of neighbours formed Pig Clubs which jointly owned and reared a few pigs.Any kitchen waste which could be saved or collected was fed to the pigs.
This ARP sergeant from Wandsworth South London is plainly fulfilling his duties as a pig club member.
When the pigs were ready to butcher, the club members had a share of the pork or bacon produced.

From a private wartime negative.

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