HERRING, Leonard Herbert

1907 - 1994

Leonard Herbert Herring was born at Ipswich on 4 August 1907, the son of Herbert Herring (1865-19 July 1907), an accountant and municipal clerk to Green Point and Sea Point, Cape Colony, and his wife Constance Mary née Alexander (19 September 1868-28 January 1950). Herbert the elder placed his two houses up for auction in 1906 'who has left England' died at 'Gippeswyk', Belle View Road, Sea Point, South Africa on 19 July 1907, aged 42, and his then pregnant wife returned to Ipswich. In 1911 his 42-year-old widow Constance was living at 18 Kemball Street, Ipswich with her 6-year-old son (Herbert) Ralph Herring when young Leonard was a 3-year-old, living at Lower Farm, Levington, near Ipswich with his uncle, 42-year-old Stephen Cowie, a carpenter, and his 36-year-old wife Sara and their two sons Stephen 15 and Harold 13. His mother had studied at Ipswich School of Art and fostered his interest in landscape painting. From about 1926, Leonard was a teacher and in 1931 registered on the Teacher's Registration Council Registers. He married at Ipswich in 1932, Violet May Eaton (10 July 1905-30 April 1988). In 1939, a headmaster, living at the Old Forge, Creeting St Mary, near Ipswich with his wife. A member of the Ipswich Art Club from 1967 when he had a series of wood engravings for sale at 2 guineas each, also exhibiting from School House, Trimley St Martin, Felixstowe, Suffolk in 1968, two watercolours 'August Evening' and 'Stratford upon Avon' and the following year another watercolour 'After Harvest'. Leonard Herbert Herring died at Ipswich in 1994.