Greetings from Barking post card

Object number

ldval 2009.9.34


Sepia photo post card, entitled ?Greetings from Barking?, showing 5 views of Barking. Church 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

Sepia photo post card, entitled ?Greetings from Barking?, showing 5 views of Barking. The layout is four photos in each corner with the fith overlaid in the centre. A title plaque is above the centre photo and reads ?Greetings from Barking?. Photos are: top left ?Ripple Road?, top right ?East Street?, bottom left ?Robin Hood?, bottom right ?Faircross? with ?Frith.BKG.32. written on it in white ink, and the centre ?South East essex Technical College?. The reverse says ?post Card, Frith's series? with a bordre for the stamp in the top right corner to the left edge is the copyright and name of the post card company, F. Frith & Co, Ltd, Reigate.




Church material


Whole length: 90mm
Whole width: 140mm

Collection type


Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2010-02-01)

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