So sad to hear that Jean Barker is no longer with us. She died yesterday afternoon. When I worked in the HoL, often had lunch with her and my boss Henry Plumb and there was always lots of laughter and fun when she joined the table. I bet the Upper House will be that much more dismal with her passing. A few years ago, I found her again on the Terrace at an ALCS party and took this picture (in the middle of a naughty story). She was also one of the Bletchley Park code-breakers and, again, had so many stories to tell us about this period of her life. There is a book available which I must read.
Her son Adam Barker wrote: "She did not make it to October 2022(100) ..but she had a bloody good innings".