DEE, Hilda Elizabeth

1894 - 1991

Hilda Elizabeth Dee, was born at Nailsworth, Gloucestershire on 29 September 1894, daughter of Arthur Henry Dee (12 April 1864-1947), a domestic gardener, and his wife Selina Ann née Daniels (14 January 1861-1945), who married at Birmingham in 1893. Shortly after her birth, her parents moved to Boulge, near Woodbridge, Suffolk where Hilda spent the rest of her days. In 1900, admitted as a pupil at Bredfield County Primary School, Woodbridge and in 1911, a 16 year old, living at Boulge with her parents, 46 year old Henry and 47 year old Selina, with three siblings, Edith Louisa (10 April 1897-1977), Dorothy Ellen (13 April 1901-1982)and Ralph Edward (12 November 1902-1992), all born at Boulge. A painter and potter, who exhibited at Woodbridge her still life paintings and the pots that she produced became subjects for some of her paintings. In 1939, an elementary school teacher, living at 9 Gladstone Road, Woodbridge with her parents and two unmarried sisters. Hilda died at Eaton House, Melton Hill, Woodbridge on 12 February 1991, she was unmarried. Her works were offered by the Peasenhall Art and Antigues Gallery, and Neal, Sons & Fletcher of Woodbridge offered some of her work at auction.