Tributes Paid To Isles Of Scilly Guide Author

Luke Over MBE

Luke Over MBE

A former Scilly boatman has paid tribute to a much-loved visitor who published a number of books about Scilly.

John Hicks says he’s saddened by news of the news of death of Luke Over.

Mr Over passed away in November aged 84 years. Although he lived in Maidenhead, he came to the islands annually and made many friends here.

Luke wrote the 1993 guide, The Isles Of Scilly and authored books about the islands’ archaeology and kelp Industry. He was awarded an MBE in 1995.

John says he’ll remember him for his, “broad grin and mop of white hair” and the stories about Scilly’s history and archaeology that he shared when taking boat trips between the islands.

Luke’s funeral takes place at the High Street Methodist Church in Maidenhead from 1pm next Tuesday.

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