Friday, 21 August 2009


Due to family connections, Eileen has known Over all her life. Born in the small village of Bicknacre, Essex, she is the eldest of three sisters (see sidebar photo).

During the War, Eileen served in the WAAF - based in the Midlands and at Speke Airport - as a Meteorological Forecaster.

Eileen and her husband came to live in Over some 30 years ago, and soon after she started researching her family history, a subject which had always been of great interest to her. She is related, by birth and by marriage, to many old Over families, and on one line has traced back as far as 1558. In 2003, in collaboration with Jean Nelson, over 20 years’ work was published under the title ‘Bicheno: A Family From Cambridgeshire 1558-2003’.