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Ernie's art lives on!
4:00pm Sunday 11th November 2012 in Ilminster
THE residents’ amenities fund at Vaughan Lee House in Ilminster will be boosted by the sale of some special Christmas cards.
The three cards have been produced from paintings by the late Ernie Skinner, who lived at the residential care home in Orchard Vale, but died in March this year, aged 80.
He was a much loved character who had lived in Ashill and Ilminster most of his life after arriving in Somerset when evacuated from London to Donyatt as a child during the Second World War.
Mr Skinner, who had to learn to paint left-handed after a stroke over 25 years ago, was a popular figure at Vaughan Lee, where he entertained co-residents with his singing.
Randi Jeeps, of Vaughan Lee, said: “Ernie’s paintings will help to raise some money for the residents’ fund.”
The cards come in three different designs, are A5 in size and cost £1 each or £5 for six from Vaughan Lee House.