HOPKINS, Winifred Fraser

1899 - 1982

Winifred Hopkins

As Winifred Fraser Handcock, she was born at Waltair, Madras, India on 19 April 1899, second daughter of George Fraser Handcock (1857-22 March 1928), an estate agent on Madras public works, and his wife Winifred Packard, daughter of Edward Packard, who married at Bramford Church, near Ipswich on 28 October 1896. In 1911, young Winifred was an 11-year-old, living at Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire with her parents, 53-year-old George and 39-year-old Winifred, and two siblings, 13-year-old Mary Gladys, born Madras and newly born Barbara Fraser, born at Ashby St Ledgers. Winifred married at St Andrew's Church, Bath, Somerset on 19 April 1923, Keith Hanslip Hopkins (9 June 1887-4 March 1962) and in 1939, she was living at Agents House, Bank of England Place, Plymouth, Devon with her husband Keith, a Bank of England agent. A member of the Ipswich Art Club from 1950 until her death, a watercolour artist exhibiting from Bramford House, near Ipswich in 1949, a watercolour 'Dent Valere and Petit Dent', in 1950 two watercolours 'Trimley Marsh' and 'Beeches in Winter', in 1951 two paintings 'Flowers' and 'November Rosebud', two in 1952 'Roses and Mirror' and 'The Ouse, Hemingford Grey', one in 1953 'The Church, Winchelsea' and three in 1954 'North Devon Coast', 'Rhododendrons' and 'Old Favourites'. She was still at Bramford House in 1960 when she had on show an oil 'A Shady Yard' but by 1963 was showing from Anchor House, The Street, Nacton, Ipswich an oil, 'Barges at Pin Mill' and a watercolour 'Pin Mill in Early Spring' but by 1971 was showing from 1 Sidegate Avenue, Ipswich, a watercolour 'Baylham Mill' and in 1953 another 'Flowers in a Blue Pot' but she had exhibited regularly. Winifred Fraser Hopkins died at St Mary's Hospital, Tattingstone, Ipswich on 8 February 1982.