HERRING, Leonard Herbert

1907 - 1994

Leonard Herbert Herring, was born at Ipswich on 4 August 1907, the son of Herbert Herring (1865-1907), an accountant, and his wife Constance Mary née Alexander (19 September 1868-28 January 1950). Herbert the elder died at 'Gippeswyk', Belle View Road, Sea Point, South Africa on 19 July 1907, aged 42, and in 1911 his 42 year old widow was living at 18 Kemball Street, Ipswich with her 6 year old son (Herbert) Ralph Herring [q.v.] and 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. From about 1926, 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'. He died at Ipswich in 1994.