Some time ago we were contacted by a Peter Boylan, who has in his possession ten watercolour paintings by a Thomas Willingale of Huddersfield. (Not the same Thomas who saved Epping Forest). These paintings date from the 1880′s and 1890′s. One of Thomas paintings shows a woman walking down a country lane in front of a large ramshackle cottage, the detail in the painting is extraordinary. On the back of one of the paintings was this picture, which we assume is either Thomas Willingale or his son Robert. Can anyone confirm who is in this picture? We would also like to know if Thomas painted any other pictures?
In an example of you cannot believe everything you see on the internet, this photo is used to illustrate an article on the Hills Amenity Society website regarding Thomas Willingale, the lopper. We believe this photo was taken from our website and used in the article, despite our stating on this website we don’t know who it is, but we are sure it’s not Thomas!