PALFREY, Hubert

1893 - 1983

Hubert Palfrey

Born at Bardwell, Suffolk on 16 November 1893, son of Walter Palfrey, carpenter & joiner, and his wife Adelaide Emma née Nice, who married at Walsham le Willows, Suffolk on 19 July 1893. About 1898 the family moved to 274 Spring Road, Ipswich where young Hubert was admitted to St John's Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Ipswich. In 1901, 7 year old Hubert was living with his parents, 42 year old Walter and 42 year old Adelaide, with five sisters and a brother. In 1911, Hubert was a 17 year old apprentice ship joiner at the same address with siblings Aletha 20, Walter 15, all born at Bardwell with Evelyn 11, Adelaide 9 and Victor 4, born at Ipswich. He married at Ipswich in 1922, Kate Eliza (13 March 1899-1983), daughter of George Lionel Root, an Ipswich printer and moved to Pier Avenue, Southwold and in 1939 a builder & contractor living at 11 Pier Avenue, Southwold with a son Ivan H. Palfrey, born at Ipswich on 18 September 1923, Hubert's incapacitated wife was living at 88 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich. A founder member of the Lowestoft and District Art Club in 1953 which celebrated its 21st anniversary in 1974 (Lowesfoft Journal 16 August 1974). The Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft has a painting of scene of an angling competition on South Pier, Lowestoft also a painting of a garden (LT 1271-27a). He died in the Suffolk Waveney district in 1983.

Hubert Palfrey employees with Hubert in the front row in trilby hat.