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Norfolk Artist

Michael Bailey; fl 1944-; Eighth Air Force artist and historian; Norwich, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/20976
  • Person
  • fl 1944-

Michael Bailey grew up near Horsham St Faith and met many American airmen from the 2nd Air Division, USAAF, stationed there during the Second World War. He later became a print worker, artist and local historian. Many of his books and paintings feature the 2nd Air Division, B-24 'Liberator' aeroplanes and Horsham St Faith. His books include:
'Liberator Album: B-24s of the 2nd Air Division USAAF', by Mike Bailey and Tony North (1998); 'B-24 Liberator Groups of the 8th Air Force', by Mike Bailey (2007); 'The 458th Bomb Group in Norfolk: Pictorial History of the 458th Bomb Group at Horsham St Faith During World War' , by Mike Bailey (2007); Liberators Over Norwich: 'The 458th Bomb Group (H), 8th USAAF at Horsham St Faith, 1944-1945', by Ron Mackay, Mike Bailey and Darin Scorza (2010).

William Freeman; 1784-1877; Mayor of Norwich, artist, magistrate; Norwich, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/5283
  • Person
  • 1784-1877

Son of Jeremiah Freeman, a freeman of Norwich, and friend of John Crome. Son William P.B. Freeman. Sheriff of Norwich 1842 and mayor 1843. Member of the Norwich Society of Artists. Died aged 93 in 1877. In 1845 he was living at Heigham Grove, Norwich. An amateur artist and member of the Norwich Circle. Sheriff in 1842, and mayor in 1843. Also Norwich magistrate.

Frank E. Delf; fl early 20th century; marine engineer, artist; Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and Worlingham, Suffolk, Beccles, Suffolk

  • GB/153/NM/6976
  • Person
  • fl early 20th century

Frank E. Delf was a marine engineer and serviced many pump mills as part of his work. He was also an artist, naturalist and had expert knowledge of windmills, pump mills and round-towered churches. On his retirement, he lived in Worlingham. Mr Delf was a founding member of the Great Yarmouth Naturalist's Society. Later, Mr Delf used his expertise to give talks on the mills and many of the slides and papers relate to his lectures. He was also a founder member of the Beccles Society of Artists, which he established in 1969.

Herbert Charles Harvey; 1892-1972; artist; Happisburgh, Norfolk, and Monks Eleigh, Suffolk

  • GB/153/NM/7684
  • Person
  • 1892-1972

Herbert Charles Harvey (known as Bert) was born in Monks Eleigh, Suffolk on 15 June 1892. His father, Charles Harvey, was head gardener at St Mary (now known as the Manor House) Happisburgh, then owned by the Cator family. Bert served in the Norfolk Regiment during the First World War, when he is thought to have been wounded, which necessitated a steel plate being put into his head. He worked as a jobbing gardener and handyman, living at Albion Cottage, Church Street, Happisburgh during the 1930s. He never married, but was a sociable man, who enjoyed the company found in the village pubs and liked chatting to visitors. He played the accordian and was a self-taught watercolour artist. He died in 1972.

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