1899 - 1978

As Alice Featherstone, she was born at Brogden, Leeds, Hollingbourne, Kent on 30 April 1899, youngest of the ten children of Albert Featherstone (1862-1932), a fruit grower & pruner, and his wife Alice née Reader (1859-1928), who married at St Mary East Farleigh, Kent on 1 September 1884. In 1911, young Alice was an 11-year-old, living at Brogden Cottages, Leeds, near Maidstone with her parents, 49-year-old Albert and 51-year-old Alice, with five siblings, Emily 24, Minnie 20, Marion 17, Edward 17 and Horace 15, all born in Kent and in 1939, they were living at 3 The Green, Maidstone, Kent. Alice was an associate member of the Ipswich Art Club 1943-1948 and as Miss A. Featherstone, exhibited in 1943 five works, three paintings 'Easter', 'Evangeline' and 'The End of the Day' and two needlework pictures 'A Thatched Cottage' and 'Spring', in 1944 five needlework pictures and under a new name in 1945 as Alicia Reader-Featherstone, from Boltons', Wallands Park, Lewes, Sussex, four pieces of needlework 'Snow Scene', 'Girl with a Cat', 'Mrs Robinson' and 'Among the Mountains' and a painting 'A Cottage' and in 1946 exhibited seven paintings 'Il Piccolo Pierrot', 'A Swiss Mountain Scene', 'An Unknown Lady', 'Grandmother', 'A Victorian Lady', 'Violets' and 'My Pre-War Home'. As Alicia Reader Featherstone she died at Eastbourne, Sussex in 1978, she was unmarried.