VICKERS, Hilda Louise

1874 - 1969

As Hilda Louise Elmslie, she was born at Kensington, London on 4 December 1874, youngest daughter of Edmund Wallace Elmslie (1818-1 July 1889), an architect, and his wife Theodora Harriett Price (13 June 1839-24 March 1922), daughter of Revd Charles Aubrey Price, who married at St Mary's Church, Guarlford, Worcestershire on 17 September 1862. In 1901, Hilda was a 27-year-old, living at 36 Lansdown Crescent, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with her 61-year-old widowed mother Harriett Theodora 'living on own means'. Hilda married at Christ Church, Cheltenham on 10 July 1907, Aubrey Vickers (23 September 1878-31 January 1968), an Indian Army officer. A painter in oils and exhibited at the Royal Academy and a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1936-1939, exhibiting from 'Ashwells', Terling in 1936, 'Still Life', in 1937 'Midhurst' and 'Essex Harvest' and in 1938 'The Pool in the Wood' and again 'Essex Harvest'. In 1939, she was still living at Ashwells, Terling, Braintree with her husband Aubrey, a retired Indian army officer and a farmer of 153 acres. Hilda Louise Vickers died at Buckfield Nursing Home, West Hill Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset on 8 January 1969, aged 95. A West Angsmi Naga in full dress painted by Mrs. Hilda Vickers is in the collection of Centre of South Asian Studies at Cambridge.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Ashwells, Terling, Essex
1930 557 Polyanthus