HOPKINS, Winifred Fraser

1899 - 1982

As Winifred Fraser Handcock, she was born at Waltair, Madras, India on 19 April 1899, daughter of George Fraser Handcock, an estate agent on Madras public works, and his wife Winifred (Packard q.v.), daughter of Sir Edward Packard [q.v.], who married at Bramford, Suffolk in 1896. In 1911, an 11 year old living at Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire with her parents, 53 year old George and 39 year old Winifred, and two siblings, 13 year old Mary Gladys, born Madras and newly born Barbara Fraser, born at Ashby St Ledgers. She married at Bath in 1923, Keith Hanslip Hopkins (9 June 1887-1962) and in 1939 living at Agents House, Bank of England Place, Plymouth, Devon with her husband Keith, a Bank of England agent. A member of the Ipswich Art Club from 1950 until her death, a watercolour artist exhibiting from Bramford House, near Ipswich in 1949 a watercolour 'Dent Valere and Petit Dent', in1950 two watercolours 'Trimley Marsh' and 'Beeches in Winter' and in 1951 two paintings 'Flowers' and 'November Rosebude', two in 1952 'Roses and Mirror' and 'The Ouse, Hemingford Grey', one in 1953 'The Church, Winchelsea' and three in 1954 'North Devon Coast', 'Rhododendrons' and 'Old Favourites'. She was still at Bramford House in 1960 when she had on show an oil 'A Shady Yard' but by 1963 was showing from Anchor House, The Street, Nacton, Ipswich an oil 'Barges at Pin Mill' and a watercolour 'Pin Mill in Early Spring' but by 1971 was showing from 1 Sidegate Avenue, Ipswich a watercolour 'Baylham Mill' and in 1953 another 'Flowers in a Blue Pot' but she exhibited most years. She died at Ipswich in 1982.