Tuesday, 3 November 2009


Allan Papworth got in touch after finding my blog on Google. He was born in Cambridge and lived in Over until his early 20s. Generations of his family have come from Over, and Papworth’s Close is named in memory of his father Ernie, who wrote a lot of the local history articles. Some of the older villagers may also remember Allan delivering their newspapers!

Allan and Rosemary have been living in Florida for the past 12 years, but expect to return to Over when they retire.
The photographs sent with Allan’s message include one of him with his grandparents, Frank and Jessie, and one of him in school uniform on his first day at Cambridgeshire High School.