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Ivy Millicent James

PUBLISHED: 13:52 29 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:13 04 April 2017

Ivy Millicent James (Picture: North Somerset Museum/Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation).

Ivy Millicent James (Picture: North Somerset Museum/Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation).

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The Weston Mercury and Weston Town Council are giving you the chance to nominate which blue plaques will be installed in Weston-super-Mare first. Read these biographies and then cast your votes for your favourites.

Ivy Millicent James :: Artist


Ivy was born at 1 Atlantic Villas to an artistic family, and attended the new School of Science and Art in Lower Church Road in 1895.

Alongside her older sister Maud, who had studied at the Slade School of Art, she set about publishing Christmas cards, postcards and calendars.

Their works became highly prized and are nowadays very collectable.

Ivy was a keen suffragette and designed the banner for the Weston-super-Mare branch of the Women’s Social and Political Union.

The two sisters were inseparable and after living in London during the 1920s Ivy moved back to Weston when Maud died in 1930.

She lived at 9 Grove Park Road for the ensuing 35 years and whilst there was a frequent visitor at St Margaret’s, the then-children’s home at the junction with Upper Church Road.

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