was born in Ivybridge. Her family home for many years was at 1, Erme Terrace which her widowed mother also used as a lodging house. Florence was the younger sister of Wilfred Sidgmore Love, the postmaster in Ivybridge.
She was a teacher at the orphanage school and the National School, Station Road. Her name appears in references to St John the Evangelists Sunday School, where she encouraged drama and singing from among her many interests.
She was a member of Ivybridge Women’s Institute from its creation in 1920. She enjoyed the challenge of competitions in the WI and in 1930 won the event with 426 items in a Blue Cross T matchbox! For many years Miss Love took on many of the WI committee positions including president from 1947-1951.
During WWII she was involved with fund raising and caring, and was involved with the ARP and Hospital Board.
Miss Love died at the age of 61 in October 1951.
Sunday School teacher
and WI member