In Clarence's Time - Will Arnold-Forster's garden in Bordighera

Written by Marcus Bicknell on .

will arnold-forster Jane Winter, writing the biography of Will Arnold-Forster, writes to us as follows:

"Will’s brother Christopher (actually Hugh Christopher, but known in the family as Kit) was married to Marcia Buddicom.  I’ve recently made contact with her daughter, Jennifer Hamilton, and grandson, Jonathan Hamilton.  Apparently, the Buddicom family owned a house called La Capella in Bordighera during the early 1910s, when Will was in Italy. The house was taken over by the Germans during WW2, and the gardener, name unknown, saved some pastel portraits of the family from them.  Will was famous for using pastels and was a great portraitist.

"Will’s brother Christopher (actually Hugh Christopher, but known in the family as Kit) was married to Marcia Buddicom.  I’ve recently made contact with her daughter, Jennifer Hamilton, and grandson, Jonathan Hamilton.  Apparently, the Buddicom family owned a house called La Capella in Bordighera during the early 1910s, when Will was in Italy. The house was taken over by the Germans during WW2, and the gardener, name unknown, saved some pastel portraits of the family from them.  Will was famous for using pastels and was a great portraitist.

"If any of this rings a bell, or you are in a position to make enquiries about it, I should be eternally grateful."

Is there evidence he met Clarence Bicknell?