Monday 21 April 2014

Edith Dolphin nee Mills (1907 - 1961)

This small report appeared on the front of The Star dated Thursday 13th April 1961

Edith was my wife's great aunt. But what the report does not mention is that Edith had a severe hearing impairment and literally might not have heard what hit her. Even so it was a tragic death

Deaths Jun 1961   DOLPHIN     Edith A     54     Sheffield     Volume 2d   Page 211

Kenneth Steel's painting of Sheffield Castle 1950

A fellow researcher sent me the following photographs on Saturday of  Kenneth Steel's painting of Sheffield Castle

I am a great admirer of Kenneth's work but I don't think that this is one of his best. Why? It is due to the aerial perspective and more importantly it seems rather trite and idealised. Just not for me I'm afraid