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'Sugar Day', Sadler Gate, Derby, 1918

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:Sadler Gate
:'Sugar Day', Sadler Gate, Derby, 1918
:Hurst and Wallis (Sadler Gate, Derby)
:Hurst and Wallis (Sadler Gate, Derby)
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During World War One rationing was introduced early in 1918 for London and then extended to the rest of the country. This picture shows a 'sugar day' at Chesshire's shop (grocers and provision dealers) at 42 Sadler Gate with a largely female clientele crowding in to obtain the scarce commodity.

Having said that the small girl in the foreground appears far more interested in the photographer who is apparently taking his picture from a first floor window on the opposite side of the street. Hurst and Wallis, who produced this view, had their premises in Sadler Gate and it seems probable that this is where the picture was taken from.