School dinners – did you love them or hate them?


From cheese pie to tapioca pudding, school dinners were government subsidised in order to provide nutritious food to hungry post-war children.

Cooked from scratch without the benefit of fridges, freezers or dishwashers, legendary dinner ladies made classic dishes that would keep us going until the end of the day.

The original 40s menus remained largely unchanged for over 50 years, leaving generations of school children with some fond and some not so fond memories of eating at school.

Here we take a look back at some of the school dinner staples of our childhood…

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