RUSSELL-SMITH, Mollie

1923 - 2014

Mollie Russell-Smith

Dorothy Moulton Russell-Smith, was born at Hitchin, Hertfordshire on 21 April 1923, daughter of Edwin Russell Smith (1874-7 July 1935) and his wife Dorothy Lily Moulton (1896-14 June 1989), daughter of James Moulton of Friars Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, who married at the Salvation Army Citadel, Tottenham Lane, Hornsey, London on 11 June 1922. Young Dorothy, who was known as Mollie Russell-Smith, studied at Beckenham School of Art and just after the start of the Second World War their home was bomb-damaged when, together with her mother and brother Geoffrey Russell-Smith, they moved to their aunt's house at Hadleigh, Suffolk from where she attended Ipswich School of Art and later the East Anglian School of Painting & Drawing at Benton End, Hadleigh, Suffolk where she remained for about two years. As Miss Russell Smith, she exhibited at Ipswich Art Club in 1942, a 'Self Portrait'. She married firstly at Bromley, Kent in 1946, singer and composer John Frost and secondly at Bromley in 1962, Eric Lunggren, a dedicated gardener, and they lived at 31 Cromwell Road, Beckenham, Kent. The author of several children's books, she died on 28 November 2014. (Benton End Remembered-2002)




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