Wedding Dress, c1944

Object number

LDVAL 2009.9.1

Description

Wedding Materials belonging to donors Mother and Grandmother. Wedding Dress belonging to the donors Mother, Joyce Chipperfiled (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 to the new Thames View Estate. Joyce was a 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

Wedding Dress c1944

Type

Women's outerwear

Collection type

Social history, Textile

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)

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Metadata
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeWomen's outerwear
Collection type
Social history
Textile