WAKE-WALKER, Penelope Hughes

1917 - 2003

Penelope Hughes Wake-Walker was born in Marylebone, London on 12 February 1917, eldest child of [Sir]William Frederic Wake-Walker (24 March 188824 September 1945) later an Admiral in the Royal Navy, and his wife Muriel Elsie Hughes (14 August 1890-1963), daughter of Sir Alfred Collingwood Hughes, 10th Bt., who married at St George Hanover Square, London in 1916. In 1933, a 15 year old student, living at 26 Holbush Road, Putney, London SW 15 when she sailed on the 'Patricia' for a visit to Canada, and, again with siblings Christopher (1920-1998), Catherine Marigold [Wake] (1921-1992) and Cedric Collingwood (1923-2013) the following year on the 'Pennland', when they were all students at Belstead School, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. As Miss Penelope Wake-Walker she exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society, from East Bergholt Lodge in 1937 an oil 'Autumn Flowers'. Penelope married at East Bergholt, Suffolk in 1937, [Sir] Geoffrey Cecil Ryves Eley (18 July 1904-1990), who was knighted on 22 July 1964, a temporary civil servant in 1939 and chairman of Richard Thomas & Baldwins Ltd 1959-64, and in 1939, her husband was working in London, she was living at East Bergholt Lodge with her widowed mother Muriel, with two, of their four, children and retained six indoor servants. Penelope died at Cambridge in 2003.