WATERS, Derek George

1929 - ?

Born at Hadleigh, Suffolk in 1929, second child of George Honric Waters (11 January 1889-1969), a permanent way ganger, and his wife Jessie May née Newton (30 May 1893-1980), who married at Wangford, Suffolk in 1919 and in 1939 were living at 66 Benton Street, Hadleigh. In 1941 his father arranged for him to attend the East Anglian School of Painting at Benton End, Hadleigh. He exhibited at Colchester Art Society but took up lithography as a career with the Ipswich firm of printers W. S. Cowell Ltd. He married at Ipswich in 1958, Elizabeth Holmes. Derek continued his association with Benton End until the death of Cedric Morris [q.v.] in 1982 and latterly moved to St Marys Avenue, Brentwood, Essex, and continued to paint for pleasure.