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Author:  Mel [ Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:50 pm ]
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This came in this morning. I know Kris will be interested in the Noel Leaver connection

I am interested in Jean Walmsley heap and her family. She illustrated in childrens annuals in the late 40s 50s and 60s she was taught by Noel H leaver. She had some pseudonyms throughout her illustrating years, and was wondering if you know any of these names, or any other information you may know about her. I have some of the annuals and books she illustrated in, but am looking to find other that I dont have of dont even know off. Any information greatly apreciated.

Author:  Gloria [ Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:20 pm ]
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She also started Pendelfin pottery.

Author:  Mel [ Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:38 pm ]
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Of course! I never realised :shock:

Author:  Leaver [ Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:39 pm ]
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Burnley Express and News March, 24, 1943


One of the exhibitors at the 18th annual spring exhibition of Lancashire art opening to-day at the Harris Art Gallery, Preston, is 23 years-old Miss J. Walmsley Heap, of Burnley, whose friezes of children at play are finding their way into war-time nurseries in several towns.

Miss J. Walmsley Heap, who studied with Mr. Noel H. Leaver, the Burnley artist, was sketching when she was nine. Her talent was encouraged, and, while competent with landscape and figure work, probably her outstanding achievement has been the bringing to the drawing board of the realm of fairies, gnomes and giants. A year or two ago we reproduced a few of her sketches illustrating a children’s book of stories, “Jeepy Jumbles,” which she herself had written. These created considerable interest at the time.

Her latest work at the Harris Art Gallery preserves the quaint freshness of her earlier efforts. It is not surprising that her drawings have become in demand at our war-time nurseries. One of her friezes “The Old Woman in a Shoe,” is in the Bank Hall Nursery. She has others in London, Liverpool, Leominster, Hereford, Bolton and Preston.

Author:  Leaver [ Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:43 pm ]
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Pendelfin founder dies http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/loca ... _1_1690166

Author:  Ormers [ Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:33 pm ]
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The Burnley Express Tribute refers to Jean Walmsley Heap being employed by The Burnley Building Society in the 1950's

I am reminded that as a young child I opened my first savings account there. There was a special section called The Childrens' Corner. There were two cartoon characters BIG SPENDER AND LITTLE THRIFTY appearing in a periodic newletter. Of course these and other characters were drawn by Jean.

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