1939 - ?

Ronald Frederick Wragg was born at 29 Browning Road, Ipswich on 8 February 1939, son of Frederick James Wragg (2 April 1911-1978) and his wife Lily Doris née Davey (17 August 1910-1991), who married at Ipswich in 1935. Ron spent his childhood near the busy Ipswich Docks, then full of majestic Thames barges and his affair with the river Deben began when, as a teenager in the mid 1950s, he visited Felixstowe Ferry for the first time. Felixstowe Ferry with its little fishing boats looked quaint and old fashioned, and pleasantly scruffy, but he recognised the hulls of half a dozen old flying boats, wingless and propped up on the shore, now where the houseboats are moored. As an amateur photographer, Ron has taken many photographs of the Deben in all its moods and tides and used many of the photographs as material for his paintings. He married at Ipswich in 1965, Hazel G. Stevens (born 1942) and has his studio at Brookfield Road, Ipswich.

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