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Artist Augustus John and his times in Essex.

The subject chosen by Margaret Mills for this week’s feature was the life and times of the famous artist, Augustus John, whilst he was living in Matching Green, near Harlow Essex between 1907-1911.

Judging from what Margaret revealed today, Augustus John seemed to have lead a somewhat “Bohemian” lifestyle sharing a property with his wife Ida Nettleship, mistress, Dorelia McNeill and 9 of his reported 100 children!

Listen again here to what Margaret had to say on this subject: –

I’ll see you once more next week,

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