PLEDGER, Winifred

1903 - 1979

As Winifred Deeks, she was born at Whitechapel, London on 5 February 1903, daughter of Francis Charles Deeks, a licensed victualler, and his wife Harriet Ellen née Hupton, who married at Edmonton, London in 1898. She married at West Ham, London in 1926, Gordon Horace S. Pledger (1902-1966), a company director in wholesale foods, and she pained under the name of Winifred Pledger. A mature student at Southend School of Art and her work consists of large poppies and sunflowers but her speciality the painting of boats. She has exhibited widely including the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and the Royal Society of British Artists, and locally at Beecroft Galleries, Southend; Assembly House, Norwich and at Halesworth and Walberswick. She lived at The Homestead, Hoxne, Suffolk and died at Norwich Hospital in 1979.

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