PALMER, Walter

1855 - ?

Born at Southtown, then in Suffolk but now in Norfolk, in 1855, eldest child of Frederick Palmer, landowner, and his wife Barbara Ivory née Kiddle (1832-1902), who married at St Giles, London in 1850. In 1871, a 15 year old living at South Beach Lodge, Great Yarmouth with his parents, 40 year old Frederick and 34 year old Barbara, with four siblings, Frederica 12, Alice 10, Guy Kerrison (1862-1940) and Hubert 6, and they retained three indoor servants. He exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from South Beach Lodge, Great Yarmouth in 1882 two paintings 'North Tower, Great Yarmouth' and 'Winter on the Yare' and in 1883 four oils 'Yarmouth Roads', 'Caistor Beach, near Great Yarmouth', 'Old Jetty, Great Yarmouth' and 'Fishing Smacks, Yarmouth Roads'. In 1891, of no occupation living at 9 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth with his parents and siblings and were still there ten years later but in 1891 had reduced their ages by some five years and in 1901 by ten years when Walter's birth is given as 1865 and his mother's as 1842.