READER-FEATHERSTONE, Alicia

1899 - 1978

As Alice Featherstone, she was born at Brogden, Leeds, Hollingbourn, Kent on 30 April 1899, youngest of the ten children of Albert Featherstone (1862-1932), fruit grower & pruner, and his wife Alice née Reader (1859-1928), who married at Maidstone, Kent in 1884. In 1911, an 11 year old living at Brogden Cottages, Leeds, near Maidstone with her parents, 49 year old Albert and 51 year old Alice, with five siblings, Emily 24, Minnie 20, Marion 17, Edward 17 and Horace 15, all born in Kent. In 1939 living at 3 The Green, Maidstone, Kent and an associate member of the Ipswich Art Club 1943-1948 and as Miss A Featherstone, exhibited in 1943 five works 'Easter', 'Evangeline' and 'The End of the Day' and two needlework pictures 'A Thatched Cottage' and 'Spring', in 1944 five needlework pictures and in 1945 as Alicia Reader-Featherstone, from Boltons', Wallands Park, Lewes, Sussex, four pieces of needlework 'Snow Scene', 'Girl with a Cat', 'Mrs. Robinson' and 'Among the Mountains' and a painting 'A Cottage' and in 1946 exhibited seven paintings 'Il Piccolo Pierrot', 'A Swiss Mountain Scene', 'An Unknown Lady', 'Grandmother', 'A Victorian Lady', 'Violets' and 'My Pre-War Home'. She died at Eastbourne, Sussex in 1978, she was unmarried.