CHICK, Florence Doreen

1900 - 1990

As Florence Doreen Charrington, she was born at Hillside, Bath Road, Preshute, Marlborough, Wiltshire on 4 April 1900, third daughter of Francis Charrington, 'of independent means', and his wife Frances Adelaide née Nelson, who married at Epsom, Surrey in 1892. By 1911, they had moved to 'The Hermitage', Ufford, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, when Florence was a boarding pupil at Penlee St Margarets At Cliffe, Kent and the family later moved to 'The Drift', Woodbridge. She married at Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1926, Air Commodore John Stanley Chick, M.C., A.F.C. (1897-1960), first world war flying ace, and painted under the name of Florence Chick. In 1939, she was living at The Rosary, St George Road, Torquay, Devon, with her children. Her husband retired from the RAF in 1947 when they went to live at Colchester but, after his death, in 1960 she moved to Ipswich. A member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club from 1969 and exhibited from 3 Foxgrove Lane, Felixstowe, Suffolk in 1977 'Nevada Rose' and in 1978 'Fairy Dell' and 'Wallflowers'. Her last exhibit was from Foxgrove Retirement Home, High Road East, Felixstowe in the year of her death on 6 September 1990, when her 'Cottage at Nacton' was on show.