Ludgrove and Murfin wedding
On 30 July 1913, a lovely warm day in Nottingham, Arthur William Ludgrove married Elizabeth Marion Murfin. The 1911 census shows that they were both teachers and they lived on the same street, St Matthias Road in Nottingham, he was at number 39 and she at number 9. 
Arthur enlisted as an officer with the Machine Gun Corps in the First World War. He did not serve overseas though. Perhaps as he was a teacher, he became an instructor. Their daughter Margaret was born on 15 March 1919.  In September 1939 she was living with her parents at Kelvin road, Nottingham and working as a shorthand typist.5 On 31 August 1948 Arthur retired from his post as Headteacher of the St Anns Well Road Junior Mixed School.
The Murfin family
Elizabeth was the youngest daughter of Albert Murfin (1865-1936) and Nellie Hooten (1869-1953). Her older sisters were Clara Evelyn (b 1889) and Nellie (b 189112), who was an assistant milliner on the 1911 census.12 Albert and Nellie had married in 1887. In 1891 they were living at 1 Long Hedge Lane (now Gordon Road) in Nottingham, Albert was working as a clerk. In the 1901 census they were living at 9 St Matthias Road, the house would have been new then. Albert was working as a private secretary. His three daughters weren’t living at home when the census was taken, they were attending a school in Eckington in Derbyshire. In 1911, he was a clerk at a brewery. There had been a wedding in the family just the previous year when Clara married Ernest Parr. I’m still looking for more information on Ernest. Clara died in Burton Joyce on 18 December 1936, she was already a widow. The middle daughter Nellie, named for her mother, emigrated to Canada just two weeks before Elizabeth’s wedding. On the passenger list there is a note that she was coming to Canada to ‘join her husband.’ This would be Charles Jackson, they would eventually marry in England in 1919. In 1921, they were living at 398 Adelaide St, London, Ontario, Charles was a buffer (not sure what he was buffing) and Nellie was still making hats. Sadly Nellie died of influenza in Ontario in 1931. Her body was brought back to England and buried in Church cemetery in Nottingham.
As for Albert and Nellie, Albert died on 21 February 1936 at West Bridgford. He left £16,000 (about £800,000 in today’s money) to his widow, to Arthur Ludgrove and to his daughter Clara. As for Nellie, she moved in with Elizabeth and Arthur on Kelvin Road in Nottingham.5 She died on 20 March 1953 in Nottingham.
The Ludgrove Family
Arthur was the only son of William Edward Ludgrove (1858-1933 ) and Elizabeth Newcombe (1859-1953). He was baptised on 1 June 1884 at Sneinton. He had three sisters: Ellen Elizabeth who was older and Ethel and Maud who were younger. William and Elizabeth were married in 1879. William was a postal clerk. Before moving to St Matthias Street they lived on Stewart Place at number 34. Arthur’s sister Ellen was a dressmaker. In 1920 she married John Richard Harrington who was from Ireland. They lived in West Bridgford, in 1939 they were living at 118 Blake Street and Richard was working as a civil servant. Ellen died in 1965 and John in 1970. Arthur’s sister Ethel did not marry. In 1939 she was living with her mother Elizabeth in Oakham. She died in 1981. The youngest sister, Maud married Frank Noel Stevenson on 7 June 1915 in Nottingham. 
Frank had served in the army in the First World War, he was in 12th Sherwood Foresters. In 1939 she was living with her mother and sister in Oakham.18 Maud died in 1962 and Frank in 1977.
 Noted on reverse of photograph
 War Office (Great Britain). Officers Service Records. LUDGROVE, Arthur William. Machine Gun Corps. Catalogue entry only. WO374l; Piece 43202. National Archives (Great Britain) Kew, England.
 1939 Register, England. Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. LUDGROVE, Arthur William. 29 September 1939. Schedule 152/2.RG101/6170H/013/12. National Archives (Great Britain), Kew, England.www.findmypast.co.uk. Accessed 1 July 2019.
 "Testamentary records. England.". 27 March 1972. LUDGROVE, Arthur William. Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the grants of probate . p.679. Collection: England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 www.ancestry.co.uk. Accessed 1 July 2019.
 "Testamentary records. England.". England. 12 May 1936. MURFIN, Albert. Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the grants of probate . p.512. National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995. www.ancestry.co.uk Accessed 1 July 2019.
 Testamentary records. England."30 May 1953. MURFIN, Nellie. Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the grants of probate . p. 1011. Collection: National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995