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Title
 
Petrol Rationing Coupons
Description
 
Petrol rationing coupons used at Lane's Garage in Norwood Road, West Norwood. In 1956 the Egyptian government had nationalised the Suez canal, previously run by an Anglo French company. In response, Britain and France attacked Egypt. The canal was closed, severely restricting supplies of oil from the Gulf. In Britain, car users were limited to the amount of petrol they could use. They had to hand in coupons when buying their allocated ration.
Object Name
 
ephemera
Date
 
1957
Material
 
paper
Measurements
 
whole: 155 x 180 x 2 mm
Theme
 
National & International | World Events
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 4 | Kiosk 2
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service