Photograph of St Margarets', Barking

Object number

ldval 2009.9.33

Description

Photo post card with an image of St Margarets' Church, Barking. Church material belonging to the donors Mother, Joyce Chipperfield (nee Stephens). Joyce was born on 17th December 1920 and attended Castle school and during the 1920's was a choir member at St John's Church, Goresbrook Road Becontree, where she met her furure husband Robert Chipperfield, who's family had moved from Croyden early in the decade, to the new Becontree Estate. Joyce and R.A.F Sergeant Robert were married at St Margaret's Church on 22nd July 1944. They lived at 5 Castle Road with Joyce's parents, Alfred and Florence. Joyce was Church organist at St John's Church and regularly filled in at St Cedd and St Alban Churches, even after the couple moved in 1954. Joyce was Church organist at St Patrick's Church, Barking, for many years. Joyce and Bob moved to Southend-on-Sea in1979. Bob passed away in 2003, and Joyce currently resides in a care home in Thundersley.

Physical description

Photo post card with a monotone image of St Margarets' Church, Barking. The reverse has print reading ?Post Card, This space is for communication, the address to be written here. The Obverse shows the photo with a white border, taken at an angle looking towards the tower showing grave stones in the foreground.

Condition

Good

Type

Church material

Size

Whole length: 140mm
Whole width: 89mm

Collection type

Ephemera

Inscription

Typescript Printed Obverse: Copyright St. Margaret's, Barking. Metcalf.

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)

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Metadata
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeChurch material
Collection typeEphemera