Colourwedding photograph, c1944

Object number

LDVAL 2009.9.9


Wedding material belonging to the donors Mother, Joyce Chipperfiled (nee Stephens), paper sleeve containing colour photograph of the Bride, Joyce, and Groom, Robert. 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 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 material belonging to donors Mother. Colour photograph of the wedding of the donors Mother, Joyce Chipperfiled (nee Stephens). Paper sleeve containing a colour photograph of the Bride, Joyce, and Groom, Robert on their wedding day of 22nd July 1944. Joyce is in a long wedding gown holding claret carnations and Robert is wearing his R.A.F uniform.




Wedding Material


Sleeve length: 229mm
Sleeve width: 177mm
Photograph length: 210mm
Photograph width: 164mm


Sleeve: Paper
Photograph: photographic paper

Collection type


Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)

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InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeWedding Material
photographic paper
Collection typeEphemera