GORDON, (Florence) Winifred

1894 - 1996

Born 3/10 December 1894. She obtained a BA from the University of Leeds and was First Assistant mistress at Hunmanby County Council School, East Yorkshire 1915-1917, Second Assistant at Bromyard Grammar School 1917-1918 and Holmfirth Secondary School 1919 before taking a position as Modern Language mistress at Hampton School, Malvern, Jamaica from where on 1 August 1920, she registered with the Teachers Registration Council. In 1939 as Florence W. Gordon, a school mistress living at 29 Sidegate Lane, Ipswich and as Miss W Gordon an associate member of the Ipswich Art Club 1959-1974+ and in 1958 exhibited from 29 Sidegate Lane, Ipswich a watercolour 'In Butley Woods', in 1959 a pastel 'Portrait Study' and in 1963 an oil 'On the Deben' and a watercolour 'On the Orwell' and exhibited one or two pictures annually. The local directories refer to her as Miss Gordon at this address. She exhibited in 1965 an oil 'Sutton Woods' and a watercolour 'Blythburgh Church' and was a regular exhibitor until 1969 showing a crayon 'Roses and Campanulas' which seems to have been her last. She died in Ipswich in 1996, she was unmarried.