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Bushey Artist
« on: Tuesday 10 December 13 18:36 GMT (UK) »
Iam seeking anyone from the Bushey area who may have information on an Artist who lived at Royston,The Avenue, Bushey. Her name was Catherine R Chamney, she was born in 1894 and lived in Bushey until 1957c. when she moved to Sark. Two of her paintings were donated to the Bushey Museum in 1999 one was a scene in South Africa where she spent her early years the other a coastal scene in Sark Channel Isles. Would like to trace anyone who has her any of her work.


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Re: Bushey Artist
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 December 13 19:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi

HMS Edinburgh Castle, (Union Castle Line), Natal to Soton, 7th Dec 1912

Montford  Chamney 52 Civl Servant
Lilian        Chamney 40 Wife
Catherine Chamney 18
Ethel        Chamney 14
Fred W    Chamney 14 Merchant

Plus interestingly

Millie         Doris       36 Artist


Then again 22/10/1915 on the "Norman" Durban to Plymouth

Montfort 53
Lilian N 46
Catherine R 21
Etehl L 17


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Re: Bushey Artist
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 10 December 13 19:22 GMT (UK) »

1918 Meadow View,Hatch End, Pinner, Middx.

Montfort Chamney
Lilian Nora Chamney
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Re: Bushey Artist
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 10 December 13 19:35 GMT (UK) »
Various?

Ethel Lilian d20/4/41 27 Chiltern Avenue
Probate to Catherine Rosabelle Chamney (spinster), resworn £5543 19s 4d

1941 Catherine R Chamney 27 Chiltern Avenue Bushey (phone book) still listed 1958

????? Marriage 1953 Q2 Holborn 5c 1754 ?????
Catherine R Chamney / Charles K (Kingsley?) Colwill

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Re: Bushey Artist
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 10 December 13 20:12 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Ray

I do have all the information on Catherines family, I have followed her family from 1700c Ireland to South Africa in 1900c and then to  Bushey with her family from 1920's.Then  to Sark and  to Co Mayo Ireland where she died in 1966 and is buried. Its her work as a painter iam trying to find information on. I know she  has 3 illustrations in the Hutchinson Britain Beautiful Books 1920's. Many of her paintings came onto the market in 1990's Ludow after her late husbands death.

I was wondering if anybody in Bushey would have bought paintings locally, also is there a local newspaper to the area that has letters pages I could write to.
Thanks

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Re: Bushey Artist
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 10 December 13 21:00 GMT (UK) »
Probably not what your looking for but thought i would post it anyway.

The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Sep 26, 1923
Old Dudley art society
etc etc
Catherine  Chamney [Whose " Cliff Road Cape Town" is a delightfully "big" thing in small compass]
etc etc
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The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jul 02, 1924
The Old Dudley
"Ludlow Castle" by Miss Catherine Chamney lacks firmness but it is well composed and in colour and atmosphere it leaves nothing to be desired.

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Re: Bushey Artist
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 10 December 13 21:04 GMT (UK) »
Hi  Giblet

No this is exactly what I want to find, anything to do with her working life as an artist. Thank you,can I ask how did you find the notices.

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Re: Bushey Artist
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 10 December 13 21:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi  Giblet

No this is exactly what I want to find, anything to do with her working life as an artist. Thank you,can I ask how did you find the notices.

I have access to some british newspapers online. I have saved the articles to my computer if you would like copies of them, if so PM me your email and i'll send them through  :)

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Re: Bushey Artist
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 10 December 13 21:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi

"Iam seeking anyone from the Bushey area who may have information on an Artist"

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"The wise man knows how little he knows, the foolish man does not". My Grandfather & Father.

"You canít give kindness away.  It keeps coming back". Mark Twain (?).