Quaker Man Dressed in Simplicity
300 years of Quakers in Tottenham

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Tottenham Quakers

Fred Murfin

Fred was released from prison in 1919 and came to live in Tottenham. He became involved in the Friends Adult School and joined the Society of Friends.

He contributed to the "Appeal for Famine Victims in Europe" by giving an overcoat. In one of the coat pockets he put a note of his address. After some months a brief note arrived signed by "Willi Plaffe", expressing thanks for the warm coat and a desire to correspond in English as he wished to learn the language. This correspondence continued for many years with breaks due to Nazi influence and World War II, but in 1960 Willi came to England and travelled to meet his friend Fred Murfin, by then retired and living in Cornwall. Fred died in 1972.


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