Oral history. Wartime Memories of Brighton & Hove 1939-1945. ‘Tony’ interviewed by Jo Palache.
Summary: Born in 1926, John Rackham was brought up by his mother and stepfather at 32 Richmond Buildings where they had a grocery shop. He attended Brighton Intermediate School and left school at 15 to work locally before being called up. He joined the Royal Artillery in December 1943.
Track 1 - Early War Years: war declared; rationing; customer’s favourites, such as ‘Dustman’s Wedding Cake’. (2:48)