Jose Ellis

Elizabeth Ardern-Corris talks to Mrs Jose Ellis, who was born in England and moved over to the Isle of Man with her husband when her parents-in-law moved there. In this interview a number of topics emerge, including:

  • Early childhood and parents
  • Father's work
  • Moving to Leeds
  • WWII 
  • Attending Leeds College of Art
  • Singer Frankie Vaughan
  • Fashions
  • Obtaining Art Teaching Diploma
  • Moving to the Isle of Man
  • Exhibition at Laxey Woollen Mills
  • Inspiration for art works
  • Husband's illness
  • Interests and hobbies

Interviews

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More Photos

  • Mrs Jose Ellis' parents Albert William Wallace Lewis and Maria Lilian Lewis nee Milsom. Date unknown
  • Mrs Jose Ellis nee Lewis with her future husband John at the Leeds College of Art
  • Mrs Jose Ellis as a child aged four with her father in Sutton Coalfields
  • Mrs Jose Ellis nee Lewis as a child aged c.18 months old
  • Mrs Jose Ellis' father Albert William Wallace Lewis was an architect and worked for Birmingham Corporation. Date unknown
  • Mrs Jose Ellis at her art exhibition at Laxey Woollen Mills, February 2012
  • A piece of work exhibited by Mrs Jose Ellis at her art exhibition in Laxey Woollen Mills, February 2012
  • Pieces of work exhibited by Mrs Jose Ellis at her art exhibition in Laxey Woollen Mills, February 2012
  • Pieces of work exhibited by Mrs Jose Ellis at her art exhibition in Laxey Woollen Mills, February 2012
  • Piece of work exhibited by Mrs Jose Ellis at her art exhibition in Laxey Woollen Mills, February 2012
  • Pieces of work exhibited by Mrs Jose Ellis at her art exhibition in Laxey Woollen Mills, February 2012
  • Piece of work exhibited by Mrs Jose Ellis at her art exhibition in Laxey Woollen Mills, February 2012
  • Piece of work exhibited by Mrs Jose Ellis at her art exhibition in Laxey Woollen Mills, February 2012
  • Piece of work exhibited by Mrs Jose Ellis at her art exhibition in Laxey Woollen Mills, February 2012