After reporting the death of Donald Bush (YG 1948) in February, we are saddened to hear the news of another death in their family. Eleanor Will (née Lane, YG 1952) died on Saturday 2 May at her home in Leckhampton, Cheltenham. Eleanor was at the school from 1940-45.
Eleanor and her elder sister Leonie Welch (née Lane, YG 1949) were both at Friends' School Saffron Walden in the 1940s, alongside the late Donald, Roger Bush (YG 1952) and their younger sister Susan Cowhig (née Bush, YG 1962): five of cousins at the School over a period of ten or twelve years.
Eleanor was a much-travelled person, having worked in the Diplomatic Service and then, after her marriage to Eric Will, lived in Papua New Guinea, where Eric was an engineer engaged in the coffee planting industry. Appropriately enough she later became a Geography teacher in London and wrote a school geography text book, published by John Murray. With friends in India and Pakistan, Scandinavia, Canada and the USA, she enjoyed holidays all over the globe, including two trips to Antarctica.