8 Moreton Avenue

Home of the Clays from 1909-1956

No 8 in 2013
John Marlow

Charles Rupert Clay and his wife Florence May lived at 8 Moreton Avenue from about 1910/11 until his death in 1956, Florence died the previous year. He was born in Manchester and his Father Charles was a hat trimming Merchant, Charles joined his Father in the business until his death in 1906. Charles Rupert is a distant relative of mine. I would love to know when they moved there. They got married in 1909 so must have moved there after that.

ed. They are listed in Kelly’s Directories from 1910 until 1956.

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  • My Father Ray Clark worked for Mr Clay in the 1950s. In addition to working as a maintenance electrician at his works in Luton Mr Clay also asked Ray to act as a driver for him when he went up to town for business meetings. He was unable to drive himself at that time due to illness. Ray drove Mr Clay’s Daimler. He also occasionally drove the car for his wife when she met her friends in London. Ray remembered visiting his house in Harpenden, called ‘Hardford’ and he remembered the gardener ‘Wilmot’.

    By Gary Clark (13/06/2022)
  • Charles Rupert Clay moved to 8 Moreton Avenue in 1908 per the title deeds. He ran a large millinery in Luton. No mention of Florence in the title deeds. He leased 8 Moreton Avenue for 3 years and then purchased it from the builders in 1911.

    By Vicky Platt (30/10/2018)
  • In 1956, Dr Thomas Parkinson and his wife Pat moved into 8 Moreton Avenue and lived there until 1989. Tom was a consultant physician at the Luton and Dunstable hospital.

    By John Parkinson (02/11/2013)

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