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TITLE
Motor fuel ration coupons
EXTERNAL ID
Z_PC_WGORDON3_005_016
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
SOURCE
W Gordon
ASSET ID
8522
KEYWORDS
motor fuel ration books
ration books
ration coupons
rationing
World War II
Motor fuel ration coupons

This image shows coupons from a motor fuel ration book. The coupons show the quantity of L units allowed in month 3.

In 1939, the British Government announced the rationing of both oil and petrol. Every car owner was issued with a motor fuel ration book and initially, the allowed amount was three gallons of fuel per week. This equated to around 200 miles of motoring per month. As a consequence of petrol shortages people began to make more use of public transport. Car sharing was also popular and those who displayed a poster in their car window, offering lifts, were entitled to an additional fuel allowance. Fuel rationing continued beyond the war years, until restrictions were finally lifted in 1950.

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Motor fuel ration coupons

1930s; 1940s

motor fuel ration books; ration books; ration coupons; rationing; World War II

W Gordon

Winnie Gordon (documents)

This image shows coupons from a motor fuel ration book. The coupons show the quantity of L units allowed in month 3.<br /> <br /> In 1939, the British Government announced the rationing of both oil and petrol. Every car owner was issued with a motor fuel ration book and initially, the allowed amount was three gallons of fuel per week. This equated to around 200 miles of motoring per month. As a consequence of petrol shortages people began to make more use of public transport. Car sharing was also popular and those who displayed a poster in their car window, offering lifts, were entitled to an additional fuel allowance. Fuel rationing continued beyond the war years, until restrictions were finally lifted in 1950.