1917 - Food Shortage

Food supplies were greatly reduced in consequence of the activities of German submarines. The government insisted that bread should be sold by the pound and not until twelve hours after it had been baked. To help stave off the food shortages allotments were created in private gardens, Parks, building plots,recreation grounds, land at Great Sultans, parts of Southsea Common, Governor’s Green, and even spare ground within the Dockyard.