Being evacuated and then left motherless brought the six Jarman sisters close together. Nearly 80 years on, the bond is still unbreakable
Twice a week, at the Marks & Spencer cafe on Eltham High Street in south-east London, Mary Marshall meets her sisters, Joan, Sheila, Kath, Pat and Anne.
“They all know us in there,” says Mary. “It can be loud. We do have our rows. Someone came up to us once and said, ‘What was all that about?’ I said, ‘Oh, nothing. Come around 3pm any Tuesday or Saturday and there will be another one.’”