HAVELL, Joyce

1893 - 1985

Born at Felixstowe, Suffolk on 10 October 1893, only child of Dr Charles Graham Havell, M.D. (24 January 1858-1941) and his wife Cicely May née Ridpath, who married at Fulham in 1892, Dr Havell had been living at Felixstowe from at least 1881. In 1911 Joyce was a 17 year old ‘at school’ living at The Corner House, Felixstowe with her parents, 53 year old Charles, born Reading, Berkshire and 42 year old Cecily, born London and they kept a trained nurse and three indoor servants. Dr Havell was on the staff of the Felixstowe General Hospital 1910-1935. A landscape and still life painter in watercolour, Joyce was a member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1920-1930, who exhibited from The Corner House, Felixstowe in 1920, three watercolours including ‘Harwich Harbour’, ‘Spring Morning’, ‘Summer Evening’ and a Cushion Cover but does not seem to have exhibited again. First President of the Felixstowe Art Group 1952 -1956. In 1939 she was living at 333 High Road, Felixstowe with her widowed father and two male nurses. She died at Ipswich in 1985, she was unmarried.