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Ludgrove and Murfin wedding


Wedding photo
Arthur and Elizabeth on their wedding day 30 July 1913

On 30 July 1913, a lovely warm day in Nottingham, Arthur William Ludgrove married Elizabeth Marion Murfin.[1] 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.[2] [3]


Arthur enlisted as an officer with the Machine Gun Corps in the First World War.[4] 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. [5] 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.[6]


Arthur died on 3 January 1972 at Nottingham.[7] Elizabeth died on 13 December 1975 in Oakham but is buried in Nottingham.[8]


The Murfin family



Elizabeth was the youngest daughter of Albert Murfin (1865[9]-1936[10]) and Nellie Hooten (1869-1953[11]). Her older sisters were Clara Evelyn (b 1889[12]) and Nellie (b 189112), who was an assistant milliner on the 1911 census.12 Albert and Nellie had married in 1887.[13] In 1891 they were living at 1 Long Hedge Lane (now Gordon Road) in Nottingham, Albert was working as a clerk.[14] 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 secretar