Andrew Groves on Honeymooners during the War
Yes, I mean when my father started to growing tomatoes, he couldn’t have been luckier really.
He took over in 1944, the war ended May 1945 and of course there was a lot of service personnel, they’d never been on honeymoon. There was no shortage of money ‘cos a lot of people had been in all these ordinance factories working double shifts.
There was plenty of money, but nothing to spend it on, if you know what I mean and going abroad on holiday was going to the Isle of Wight.
Well a cooked breakfast then was five tomatoes on fried bread. There was no bacon about.