The ‘Fashion on the Ration’ is a professionally produced ‘pop up’ exhibition featuring wartime & post war 1940s fashion.


The exhibition explains the history of utility, ‘make do & mend’ clothing and the changing fashions. Containing professionally produced display boards, display cases & dressed mannequins wearing original CC41/ 1940s utility fashion.


The space is imaginatively used and contains many original artefacts attractively displayed. There is even a 1940s washing line complete with dolly pegs & original clothing.

This ’pop up’ exhibition is popular with event organisers as the display is continuously available to visitors while they are onsite with members of Harry & Edna’s team on hand to answer visitor’s questions.

The exhibition can be enhanced by timetabling one of Edna’s talks / lectures. A popular choice is the talk Fashion on the Ration or Make do and Mend. As with all Harry & Edna’s event offerings the exhibition is totally self-contained. Harry & Edna can even supply a canvas marquee so it can easily blend into a period historical display.

Text Box: Fashion on the Ration

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