DAY, Winifred Harriet

1898 - 1982

Born at 48 Norwich Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk on 4 October 1898 and baptised at Lowestoft St Margaret on 1 January 1899, daughter of Edward William Day, a carpenter, and his wife Emily Mary née Howlett, who married at Lowestoft in 1885. In 1911, a 12 year old living at 48 Norwich Road, Lowestoft with her parents, 49 year old Edward William[sic] and 47 year old Emily, and her eight siblings. Winifred married at Lowestoft in 1922, Stanley Elliott Leighton (born 9 October 1898) but continued to use the name Winifred Day. An artist in watercolours but also painted in oil, exhibiting under the name of Winifred Day at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool from the School of Art Lowestoft in 1924. Their son David was born at Lowestoft in 1926, when Winifred seems to have given up painting and their second son Jonathan was born 1934, after which they removed from Lowestoft for a house on the Thames at Staines, Middlesex and in 1939, giving her birth year as 1900, living at 'The Shanty', Laleham Road, Staines with her husband Stanley, a managing director of a public company in building, they later moved to Midhurst, Sussex. She spent her last few years overlooking The Bay at St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia, where her son Jonathan and wife Angela lived, together with Winfred's remaining watercolours of Oulton Broad and an oil still life. She died in 1982.