Information for the Housewives Section

Object number

ldval 2009.9.43


Typed paper note listing information needed by the members of the Housewives Section of the Womens Voluntary Services. 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

Typed paper containing information needed in emergencies by members of the Housewives Section of the Womens Volunatry Services. Information includes Rest Centres, Emergency Feeding Centres, Public gas Cleansing Centres, War Damage Claims address, Information Centre address, Eergency Mortuary and Citizens Advice Bureau.




Womens Voluntary Services material


Whole length: 119mm
Whole width: 202mm

Collection type


Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)

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