Food Prices in Lewisham

With the outbreak of war food prices have shewn an inclination to jump upwards through out the week.

Lewisham and Lee bakers advanced the price of quartern loaves from 5 1/2d to 6d on Tuesday, with further price rises likely. This was justified as the cost of flour rose from 26s to 35s and 36s on Tuesday. The price of a half peck of flour was 11d on Friday, Saturday 1s and Wednesday 1s 1d. Mr G Clark, grocer said on Wednesday "flour, sugar, tinned goods, tea, Cocoa and biscuits were being bought heavily".

On Wednesday a sugar loaf had doubled in price from Friday and Mr Clark was informed that the wholesaler was unable to supply sugar. A shop in Lee was sold out of tea, sugar and butter and would remain closed until further supplies were received.

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