Play programme ?A Privy Council?

Object number

ldval 2009.9.40

Description

Play programme for ?A Privy Council?, a comedy in one act. Womens Voluntary Service 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

Play programme for ?A Privy Council?, a comedy in one act. Cover is thick brown card and the obverse has a rolling book and floral border with the play details and price sticker within it. To the top right hand corner there has been applied a piece of typed sticker ribbon with the name ?Joyce? on it. The reverse has a plain line border with other play listings with a ?Frennch's Acting Edition? programme listed with their prices. Running along the left edge from bottom to top is another typed sticker tape with Joyce's name and address on it. Inside the front cover is a sticker tape the same as the one on the back cover. Within a black line border there is an advertisement for scenery, with the title page for the play on the following page. The remaining pages hold the play and the music for the play. The inside back cover has a continuation from the inside front cover regarding scenery.

Type

Womens Voluntary Service material

Size

Whole length: 184mm
Whole width: 123mm

Collection type

Ephemera

Inscription

Typescript Printed Obverse: French's Acting Edition/No. 2302/A Privy Council/A comedy in One Act/ By/ W. P. Drury/And/Richard Pryce/ Revised Price/1/3/Net./ London:/Samuel French, Ltd/Publishers/26 Southampton Street/Strand, W.C.2/New York/Samuel French, Inc/Publishers/25 West 45th Street.

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)

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Metadata
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeWomens Voluntary Service material
Collection typeEphemera