WATKINS, Gwendolen Annis

1891 - 1970

Born at Greenwich, London on 1 June 1891, eldest daughter of the six children of Arthur Anderson Watkins (1 April 1857-1947), a civil engineer, and his wife Mabel Annie née Bevan (30 May 1867-1948), who married at Tunbridge Wells, Kent in 1886. In 1911, a 19 year old part-time student living at 79 Vanbrugh Park, Blackheath, Greenwich with her parents, 54 year old Arthur and 43 year old Mabel, with four sibling sisters, Irene 18, Joan 15, Doris Mabel 5 and Barbara Alice 3. A member of Ipswich Art Club 1938-1944 and exhibited in 1938 from Broom Hollow, Ipswich Road, Woodbridge two watercolours 'Gladioli' and 'Tidal Mill, Woodbridge' and may have exhibited in 1939 which would have been her last. In 1939 a college lecturer living at Broom Hollow, Woodbridge with her parents and two sisters Doris and Barbara. As Gwendoline Annie she died at Worthing, Sussex in 1970, she was unmarried.