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Cotswold Club

How Somerton, Oxfordshire benefits from membership of the Village Produce Association during WWII.

Documentary 1944 11 mins


If you can't buy it, why not grow it yourself? If you've too much, then why not sell at the village produce stall? With WWII in full swing and many foods rationed, the Village Produce Association comes into its own in this film shot in the Cotswold village of Somerton, Oxfordshire. There's even a role for the children in bringing up the rabbits for food too!

This government film is a public record, preserved and presented by the BFI National Archive on behalf of The National Archives, home to more than 1,000 years of British history.