BULL, Helen

1908 - 1995

Constance Helen Bull, sometimes Helen Constance, was born at Belgravia, London on 11 January 1908, eldest daughter of Henry Bull (born 20 January 1873), then a lieutenant in the Royal Horse Artillery, and his wife Constance Mary Sopper (13 March 1873-11 February 1975), daughter of William Sopper of Dunmaglass and Easter Aberchalder, Inverness-shire, who married at St Peter's Church, Eaton Square, London on 20 September 1906, Constance was a sister to Richard Henry Bull. In 1911, Helen was living at Houghton Hill, Huntingdon with her parents, 38-year-old Henry, born at Sydney, New South Wales and 27-year-old Constance, born at Herne Hill, Surrey with her sibling brother, newly born Richard Henry and they retained six indoor servants, a second daughter Nancy Mary was born at Huntingdon on 22 August 1911. In 1921 her parents and youngest sibling Nancy were living at 61 Queen's Gate, South Kensington but by 1924, the family had moved to Levington Hall, near Ipswich and as Miss Helen Bull, a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1932-1946 and exhibited from Levington Hall in 1932, water colour landscapes including ‘Broke Hall Farm’ and ‘View from Levington’, in 1933 'Sunlight, Levington' and 'Somerset' and in 1938 ‘Cortina, Italy’. In 1939, she was of 'independent means', living at Levington Hall with her parents Henry and Constance, with eight indoor staff. Constance Helen Bull, died at Braintree, Essex on 30 November 1995, she was unmarried.