1912 - 1986

As Mary Easom, she was born at Wakefield, Yorkshire on 19 September 1912, daughter of Albert Edward Easom (26 September 1876-24 October 1958), a colliery hewer, and his wife Florence Charlotte Woodhead née Oakes (26 March 1884-1963), who married at Leeds in 1910. In 1939, Molly was an elementary school teacher, living at 43 First Avenue, Newton Hill, Stanley, West Riding with her parents and unmarried brother Albert and she married later that year at Knaresborough, Yorkshire, Robert Wignall (19 November 1907-25 February 1972). Known as Molly, she was head of the Art Department at Sudbury Girls High School 1962-1969, when she opened her own pottery, which she ran successfully for some eight years, and she also gave wood sculpture and embroidery classes and in her later years she also took up photography. Throughout her life she travelled extensively, spending some months in California. A Friend of the Ipswich Art Club and exhibited from Waylands, Sudbury Road, Lavenham, Suffolk, in 1980 'Three Sunflowers' and in 1982 'In Pensive Mood'. She also exhibited in London and throughout Great Britain, and in 1957 held an exhibition of paintings and wood carvings in Florida, USA. She was the author of 'Read and Act Rhymes' and 'Intentions'. Mary Wignall died at Waylands, Sudbury Road, Lavenham on 11 October 1986.

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