ALLEN, Walter Kiddell

1861 - 1914

Walter Kiddell Allen, was born at Little Wenham Hall, near Ipswich in 1861, only son of George Allen (1811-1892), a tenant farmer, and his wife Louisa née Kiddell (1826-1904). His father farmed at Blowfield Hall, Trimley St Martin and young Walter was also a farmer when he exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club 1883-1885, exhibiting from Trimley St Mary, Ipswich in 1883 'Walton Creek, with a view of Harwich' and 'Walton Ferry Inn' and in 1885 'Beach End, Fagbro''. In 1901, still unmarried, a farmer at Blowfield Hall with his widowed mother and his 34 year old sister Anna and in 1911 still at Blowfield Hall but only with his 46 year old sister Anna Louisa Allen and where he died in 1914, aged 51. In 1915 his sister was living in Station Road, Trimley.