BARBER, Wilfred Charles

1908 - 1972

Born at Ditchingham, Norfolk on 13 November 1908, son of Welcome Charles Barber (30 April 1888-1956), miller & baker, and his first wife Edith Maud née Hayward, who married at Hartismere, Suffolk in 1907. Edith was buried at Ditchingham on 3 January 1908 when Welcome married secondly at Lowestoft, Suffolk in 1910 Ethel May Beckett (1886-1975). In 1911, Wilfred was a 2 year old living with his 22 year old father Welcome and 24 year old stepmother Ethel at Ditchingham Mill, on the Suffolk/Norfolk border at Bungay. In 1939 a married police constable, living at the Police Station at Gipping, near Stowmarket, Suffolk with his father Welcome and a married Marjorie Ivy Barber (14 June 1908-1994). An associate member of the Ipswich Art Club 1944-1951 and exhibited in 1944 from The Tye, Barking, near Ipswich, one oil painting 'Gold Coast' and in 1945 'Lieut. J. D. Norton' but does not seem to have exhibited again. He died at Newmarket, Suffolk in 1972.