London and Romford.
The end of sweet rationing.
C.U. Small boy eating a bar of Milk Chocolate. C.U. Small boy eating bar of chocolate. Pan down to box of Cadbury's Milk Chocolate. S.C.U. Two small girls and a boy eating sweets. M.S. Boy in park with a jar of sweets M.S. Children sitting around table with a jar of sweets in the centre. M.S. Elevated - small boy. S.C.U. Small boy unwrapping sweet from its paper. S.C.U. Small boy munching bar of Milk Chocolate with box of same beside him. M.S. Children eating sweets in the Park. M.S. Tree. Pan down to children sitting underneath eating chocolates and sweets. S.C.U. Nurse of Dr. Barnardos home giving sweets out the children. M.S. Nurse of Dr. Barnardos home giving sweets out the the children. M.S. London sweet shop assistant putting up notice "Sweet rationing ends" C.U Another notice, which says. "To celebrate the end of rationing! Lavells will give away 250 BAGS OF SWEETS FREE TO THE first 250 Children (Under 14 years) commencing Mon. 25th at 8.30. a.m." Pan down to small girl waiting in queue. C.U. Shot No.13. M.S. Two men in sweet factory with sweets on trolley.
(Mute. Neg.) (Selected Scenes 49/33.
Amendment February 2012: A visitor to the website has written in to comment that although rationing began to end in 1948/9, actual sweet rationing did not end until 1953.