Eileen Walker (1926-2016) was born on 31 January and grew up in Stapleton, which was then a village outside Bristol. After serving in the Land Army during the war she worked at Kinzie’s department store and later became a psychiatric nurse at Barrow Gurney Hospital. Eileen absolutely loved to cook and enjoyed long walks across Durdham Downs. She married Reg and they had two daughters: Hazel and Heather. She and Reg separated and she met Laurie with whom she lived happily until his death in 2004.