R.S.V.P Card

Object number

LDVAL 2009.9.14


R.S.V.P 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

R.S.V.P Card for the marriage of Robert Chipperfield and Joyce Stephens, the donors Mother. Decorative edged small cream card with silver typescript. Header of the names of the Brides parents followed by a dotted line below for the insertion of the guests names. Underneath the details of the date and location of the wedding are laid out followed by the reply address in the bottom left hand corner and the letters R.S.V.P in the bottom right hand corner.






Whole length: 115mm
Whole width: 88mm

Collection type



Typescript Printed Front: Mr & Mrs Alfred E. Stephens/ request the company of/....../ at the marriage of their Daughter/ Joyce with Robert Chipperfield/ at St. Margaret's Church, Barking/ on Saturday, July 22nd, 1944, at 2 o'clock/ and afterwards at 5 Castle Road, Dagenham/ 5, Castle Road >R.S.V.P/ Dagenham.

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)

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InstitutionValence House Museum
Collection typeEphemera