Happy honeymoon picture comes home
MORE than 60 years ago, artist Peter Baker painted a Huntingdonshire river scene while on his honeymoon in St Ives. That painting has now found its way back to the town, thanks to the generosity of Mr Baker s widow, Desiree, who has presented it to the to
MORE than 60 years ago, artist Peter Baker painted a Huntingdonshire river scene while on his honeymoon in St Ives.
That painting has now found its way back to the town, thanks to the generosity of Mr Baker's widow, Desiree, who has presented it to the town.
The memento of a happy honeymoon spent in the town 62 years ago was given to St Ives Town Council and received by the Mayor, Cllr Deborah Reynolds.
The watercolour is of the Old Mill, River Great Ouse and the bridge.
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Following their marriage at Norwich Cathedral, the newlywed Mr and Mrs Baker spent their honeymoon at The Golden Lion Hotel in St Ives.
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Following the presentation of the painting, management at the Golden Lion treated Mrs Baker and her daughter, Caroline, to a special lunch and a tour of the hotel where they revisited the honeymoon suite of so many years ago.
Mr Baker, a farmer, was a keen amateur artist and produced many paintings of the landscape in and around St Ives.
The couple lived in Needingworth for more than 56 years and have four children.