Tideswell: Food for Thought

With a grant of £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund the Tideswell School of Food, ran courses for young people to learn more about what it was like to live during the First World War, through exploring the food of the time.

Rationing did not begin until 1918 but there were large scale food shortages and every piece of land was used to grow food. The participants planted a victory garden and cooked dishes based on recipes from the time. As part of the courses, local shops sold goods through a ration card experience.