Rum in my Porridge

December 15, 20159:43 amJuly 19, 2016 11:07 am

We usually associate rum with the Navy, but soldiers in the trenches also received a rum ration. Each man was given a ‘tot’ which was about a tablespoon, though Navy rum was stronger than rum sold in pubs now, so probably the equivalent of a small glass. Rum gave the men a little warmth and […]



December 14, 20152:36 pmDecember 15, 2015 3:08 pm

The Shropshire Remembers project has produced an artefact box for primary schools. The box includes a variety of items which can help children explore what life was like during the First Word War. Among the objects included are scaled down uniforms for a soldier and nurse, replica food, (the bar of chocolate is cardboard!), a […]

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