DENNY, Jack Wilkinson

1911 - 1997

Jack Wilkinson Denny

Born at Biggleswade, Bedfordshire on 28 November 1911, son of John Burlong Denny (23 November 1884-1967) and his wife Elizabeth née Wilkinson (17 February 1881-1958), who married at Biggleswade in 1910. His father came to Southwold about 1920 to enter the family old established tailor & outfitters business at Market Place and, on the death of his cousin Frederick Denny in 1924, took over the business which in turn was taken by his son Jack Denny. In 1939 an unmarried tailor cutter living at 'The Crossways', Victoria Street, Southwold, Suffolk with his parents and his future wife Frances Elisabeth Farr (31 March 1910-2000), a film actress, who married at Wandsworth, London in 1940. A painter of portraits of Southwold celebrities including his father in his mayoral robes. He died at Southwold in November 1997 when the business passed to his only child, daughter Lynn Knights née Denny.




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