PENNINGTON, Norman Frank

1905 - 2005

Norman Frank Pennington was born at Luton, Bedfordshire on 25 April 1905, eldest child of Herbert Edward Pennington (11 June 1875-25 January 1959), a linotype operator, and his wife Winifred Gwendolen née Jones (9 April 1878-20 May 1967), who married at Paddington, London in 1903 and in 1939 were living at 5 Leigh Road, Hale, Cheshire. In 1911, Norman was a 5-year-old, living at 62 Bradshaw Road, Watford, Hertfordshire with his parents, 35-year-old Herbert and 33-year-old Gwendolen, and his sibling Dorothy Muriel (9 January 1908-16 November 1952), who was also born at Luton. By 1921 the family had moved to 77 Hermitage Road, Hale, Cheshire where her father was in a printing partnership and with the addition of a daughter Laura, born 1911. Norman was educated at Watford Callowland Board School and qualified as a chartered accountant in Manchester. He married at Bucklow, Cheshire in 1932, Freda Ethel Worthington (19 November 1905-1979) and in 1939 was an incorporated accountant living at 4 Uxbridge Road, Harrow, Middlesex. A partner in the firm of Josselyn & Sons, Queen Street, Ipswich, and his interest in photography led him into painting and in 1970, became a member of Ipswich Art Club and was treasurer the Club in 1973 and at their centenary exhibition in 1974 his watercolour 'Monewden Church' was on display. In 1977 he exhibited from 116 Constable Road, Ipswich, two items 'Martlesham Creek and River Deben' and 'Pershore Old Bridge' and one picture in each of the following two years and showing from the same address in 1980 'Martlesham Creek'. Norman Frank Pennington was living in a nursing home at Fitzgerald Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk and died on 19 January 2005, aged 99, and both he and his wife are buried in Martlesham churchyard.