1882 - 1964

NoŽl Hubert Hopking, but sometimes known as NoŽl Herbert Hopking, was born at Hackney, London on 25 December 1882, son of George Hopkins (1839-1919), a tea dealer of Watlington, Norfolk, and his wife Mary Ann née Holmes, who married at Hackney in 1865, NoŽl was a brother to Mildred Mary Hopking [q.v.]. Educated at Grocers' Company School, Hackney and in 1901, an 8 year old, living at 86 Norfolk Road, Hackney with his parents, 52 year old George and 47 year old Marian, with six siblings, Lucy Helen Eyre 24, Alice Mary 23, Frederick George 17, Edith Emily 16, Frank 15 and Mildred Marion 13, all born in London. In 1901, a commercial clerk, at the same address. By 1911, a 28 year old artist, living with his parent and siblings at 8 Fairfield Road, Stoke Newington, London and he served in 5th Reserve Battalion of the London Regiment during the First Word War. He married at Edmonton, London in 1929, Florence Bassingham Perman (12 May 1893-27 February 1978) and in 1939 an 'artist painter' living at Hill Farm, Great Wenham, near Ipswich with his wife Florence, the home of his brother Frederick George Hopking, a marine underwriter and his wife Margaret. A painter, mostly of birds and animals, poster designer and book illustrator including for Enid Blyton's 'Second Holiday Book' (1947), 'Nature Lover's Book' (1958) and 'Treasury Book' (1965) and exhibited at the Royal Academy; Old Dudley Art Society and the Association of Sussex Artists in 1947-1957. He died at Horsham, Sussex in 1964. He signed his works 'Noel H. Hopking' with surname under christian name.

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