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Beccles Society of Artists was formed in 1969. The founder, the late Frank Delf [q.v.], a retired marine engineer who lived in Worlingham, was a keen artist. He was also well-known as a naturalist and had expert knowledge of windmills and round-towered churches. The late Frank Forward [q.v.], a professional artist, also played a part in the foundation and it was after a successful exhibition arranged for Frank's pupils at the Corn Exchange in 1967 that the desire for a local art society was born, but lay in abeyance until Frank Delf took up the challenge and held the first meeting of the Society in October 1969. The object of the society is the furtherance and enjoyment of art and they hold monthly meetings with criticisms, lectures and demonstrations with annual exhibitions of members' work, the 2017 exhibition at the Waveney Centre, New Market, Beccles.

There are a large number of known member artists 1969-1990 on whom I need further information
Andrews, K. Asquith, P. Asquith, T. Bailey, A. Ball, E. M.
Bannister, M. Barlow, S. M. Bird, E. L. Boosey, R.
Brown, P. Browne, G. B. Bunn, N. Clarke, F. Coy, P.
Crisp, N. Ducker, P. Ford, B. Ford, M. Gardner, R.B.
Hall, H. E. Hall, N. J. Harding, P.I. Harman, J.
Harper, G. Harper, J. Heygate, J. Hickling, T. Hill, P.
Hird, Yvonne Hodge, J. Jarvis, B. Jeffrey, c. Jeffrey, C.
Kaye, A. Kemp, G. Kendrick, J. Knight, A. Knights, D.E.M.
Lyster,Ronald G Maisey, E. L. Martin, P. A. Masters, I. Masters, H. L.
Nicholls, H. T. Nicholls, R. Nicholson, J. Offord, E. Pymm, M.
Quantrill, J Rice, B. Roberts, G. Roberts, M. Roffey, N.
Schofield, E. Sheed, M. Smith, F. Smith, J. G. Sneddon, A.
Southwell, M. Studdard, J. Taylor, D. W. Taylor, O. Thompson, J.
Turnbull, J. Walden, M. Wells, G. Wells, G. E. Wise, L.