Town in Time 2
The Pig looking over the gate. What’s that all about!
During the Second World War, due to rationing, everyone was discouraged from wasting anything, so all the scraps from your dinner plate were collected up and fed to the pigs, often kept in a sty at the end of the street. When said the pig was good and fat the government officials would declare it ready for the slaughterhouse, and every contributing household was given a portion of the cute little pig from the end of the street that you made friends with whilst feeding your scraps. The majority of the meat went towards the public ration. But boy oh boy did that bacon butty taste marvellous.