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  • Patricia Paget

    Collection: 1948 Olympic Games: Then & Now

    In 1948, Patricia wasn’t really interested in the Olympic Games as there were no televisions to watch it on and it was happening all the way down in London. Most of the time, they listened to it on the radio.

  • Winifred Hopkins

    Collection: 1948 Olympic Games: Then & Now

    Winifred got married in 1948 and says it took ingenuity to make it happen in the days of rationing. She had a three-tier fruit wedding cake with the icing made from 35 eggs. She managed to get this through an engineering friend of her father, who had a background in cake decorating. When the wedding day came, the happy couple didn’t cut the cake but instead untied a ribbon around one section.

    Tagged with: leeds, wedding, war, rations