SHUTE, Alfred

1873 - 1960

Alfred Shute was born at Exbourne, Devon on 17 September 1873, twin son with Walter, of George Shute (c1834-3 November 1916), a gardener, and his wife, Susan Agnes Brooking (1842-1896), daughter of William Brooking, who married at St Mary Upton, Torquay, Devon on 6 March 1862. In 1881, Alfred was a 7-year-old, living at Cross, Paignton, Devon with his parents, 46-year-old George and 39-year-old Susan and his six siblings, William Henry 18, Margaret Jane 15, born at Paignton with George Edward 12 and Alice Emma 10, born at Brixham with Walter 7 and Ernest Brooking 5, born in Exbourne, Devon. Alfred married at St Georges Hanover Square, London in 1897, Helena Lemin (31 January 1874-16 June 1957) and they came to Ipswich where in 1901, 27-year-old Alfred was a foreman compositor, living at 52 Handford Road with his 27-year-old wife Helena, their children Clifford Walter 2 and newly born Gwendoline Audrey and his sister-in-law Alice Lemin 16. In 1911 a printer's manager, living at 18 Bristol Road, Ipswich with his wife and another child Maurice Alfred 4 and in 1921 was works manager for W. E. Harrison at the Ancient House Press in Ipswich living at Pentewan, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich with his wife and four children including 10-year-old Beryl Amelia. In 1939, managing director of the Ipswich Printing Company, living at 4 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich with his wife. A honorary member of the Ipswich Art Club 1935-1956 but does not seem to have exhibited but his company did print the annual catalogues. Alfred Shute was of 65 Westley Road, Bury St Edmund's when he died at 4 Felixstowe Road, Ipswich on 28 December 1960, aged 86.