Framed photo

Object number

ldval 2009.9.8




Wedding materials belonging to the donors Grandmother. Framed photo of Grandmother on her wedding day c1905. The photo shows the Bride, Florence Pearman, in her wedding gown on her wedding day. Florence Pearman was born in Bottisham, Cambridgeshire on 18th December 1881 and was the fourth Daughter born to Walter John and Elizabeth Pearman (nee Samuel). In total there were seven Daughters and Fiour Sons. Walter was the Bottisham Village Blacksmith. Sometime between 1891 and 1901 the family moved from Bottisham to Warrago Cottages, Barking close to the Ship and Shovel public house on the A13. Florence entered service at the family home of Charles Bell in Buckhurst Hill, the owner of a match factory in Bromley-by-Bow. Florence married Alfred Stephens on 22nd July 1905 at St Margaret's Church Barking, and they lived at 5 Castle Road. Alfred was an agricultural labourer and had a small holding growing vegetables and rhubarb. They had three sons Henry, Jack and Ron and a daughter Joyce. Alfred was killed in amotoring accident in Upney lane in 1947. In 1954 Florence moved to the new Thames View Estate and later died in 1970.

Physical description

Wedding materials belonging to the donors Grandmother.Framed photo of Grandmother on her wedding day c1905. Large wooden frame with a rolling floral motif to the edges. Frame contains a monotone photograph mounted on a white paper background with typed information of the photographers to the bottom left and bottom right. This is again mounted onto a grey/green thick card background. The photo shows the Bride, Florence Pearman, in her wedding gown on her wedding day, posed standing turned to her right.



Wedding Material


Photo and mount length: 444mm
Photo and moun width: 328mm
Frame length: Arraymm
Frame width: Arraymm


Frame: Wood
Photograph: Paper

Collection type



Typescript Typed Bottom edge of the photograph: J. E. Reeves>48 & 50, Hermit Road, Canning Town.

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)

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InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeWedding Material
Collection typeEphemera