Mrs Becher’s Diary
Village Life in Tylers Green
1916 – 1938
Violet Isobel Becher (née Todd)
25.1.1886 – 14.7.1960
Transcribed by her grandson, Anthony Ainslie, 21/1/1995
I enjoyed a local historian’s windfall recently when Christine Hathaway, a former neighbour, called with some neatly printed stories by Mrs Violet Becher of life in Tylers Green between 1916 and 1938, transcribed by her grandson M.P.A. Ainslie. I first came across Mrs Becher’s name when I was writing the history of St Margaret’s Church in 1983/84. She had also written a short but useful history up to 1936 and her name appears frequently in the records of the time.
Miles Green, Village Voice 53, Winter 1996