Favour Card

Object number

LDVAL 2009.9.15


Favour Card for the marriage of Robert Chipperfield and Joyce Stephens, the donors Mother. 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

Favour Card for the marriage of Robert Chipperfield and Joyce Stephens, the donors Mother. Scrolling floral embossing to the edges and unfolds upwards like an envelope, then the two sides fold outwards. Cream in colour with a raised silver initial ?C? with entwined vine is stamped in the centre. Each side when unfolded has the Brides name in silver written diagononally on the left and the grooms similarly to the right. In the middle is written in silver type the married couples name and their address and the date of the wedding.






Whole length: 66mm
Whole width: 38mm

Collection type



Typescript Stamped Inside: With/ Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Chipperfield's/ Compliments/ 5 Castle Road Dagenham>July 22nd. 1944.

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)

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InstitutionValence House Museum
Collection typeEphemera