Life in Sunderland in 1944: What you could buy on D-Day - and what was off limits

From first-class spectacles to laxative chewing gum

Imagine what life must have been like in Sunderland 80 years ago.

As D-Day approached, Wearsiders were facing up to another day of rationing and news from the battlefields.

Here’s a look at the things you could still buy in Sunderland in 1944 and one which was off limits until the war ended.

And there were some products you were urged to return to get a few pennies back on the empties.

Intrigued? Have a look at these adverts from the Echo.

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