John Barton is talking to his daughter Sophie. He was born 1931.
Impact of the War on Mersea. Friends killed by mine [ Ian Michelle ]. Food. Air raids.
John saw no foxes on Mersea, no squirrels (red or grey).
There was an elite on the island that did not know the war was on. There were the 'rough' oystermen. Other families sat between these two extremes.
Watched the 1937 Coronation on television in the local electrical shop [ Kings ].
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