Evelyn Monnington, (ne Hunt) trained at the Royal
College of Art in the 1930's. After this she worked
for Heals and other designers. During the War she worked with the Camouflage Department and later as a Canal Boatwoman. Her war dairies
from 1943 have been serialized in Canals Rivers & Boats Magazine. She became the second wife of Tom Monnington in 1948; (Winifred Knights, Monnington's first wife had died in 1947). She first met Monnington whilst working for the Camouflage Department.