CHICK, Florence Doreen

1900 - 1990

As Florence Doreen Charrington, she was born at Hillside, Bath Road, Preshute, Marlborough, Wiltshire on 4 April 1900, third daughter of Francis Charrington (1863-16 July 1936), 'of independent means', and his wife Frances Adelaide Nelson (1865-24 March 1914), younger daughter of the late Charles Nelson of Crackley, Kenilworth, who married at Christ Church Sutton, Surrey on 2 June 1892. By 1911, the Charrington's had moved to 'The Hermitage', Ufford, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, when Florence was a boarding pupil at Penlee St Margarets at Cliffe, Kent. In 1921 the family were living at Hill Side, Bungay, Suffolk before returning to 'The Drift', Woodbridge, Suffolk. Florence married at St John's Church, Felixstowe, Suffolk on 25 November 1926, Flt Lieut. later Air Commodore John Stanley Chick, M.C., A.F.C. (22 December 189721 January 1960), a first world war flying ace, and painted under the name of Florence Chick. In 1939, she was living at The Rosary, St George Road, Torquay, Devon, with her children. Her husband retired from the RAF in 1947 when they went to live at Colchester but, after his death in 1960, she moved back to Felixstowe. A member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club from 1969 and exhibited from 3 Foxgrove Lane, Felixstowe, Suffolk in 1977 'Nevada Rose' and in 1978 'Fairy Dell' and 'Wallflowers'. Her last exhibit was in the year of her death from Foxgrove Retirement Home, High Road East, Felixstowe 'Cottage at Nacton'. Florence Doreen Chick died on 6 September 1990.

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