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Christ Church

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Christ Church, Isle of Dogs, 27th December 1947. The wedding of Elsie Kinchin, of 31 Havannah Street, Millwall and - Corp, from Wells, in Somerset. The couple had met in 1943 when Elsie visited her aunt who had been evacuated to Wells. In front, left to right: Ted Kinchin, brother, who “worked in the West End”; groom’s father and mother; groom and bride; bride’s mother, Nell Kinchin; groom’s sister; bride’s sister Nell, who worked as a cook in the West India Docks In second row: bride’s sister Doris, with son Freddy and husband Fred(Nobby) Winch, who worked at Hawkins & Tipsons rope works; Florrie Kinchin, in front of her husband Sid Kinchin; Milly Kinchin, wife of Ted (Best man, front left); Bill Isaacs, bride’s brother-in-law; bride’s sister Lou (Mrs Jones) and Paulie (Mrs Isaacs); Mary, and bride’s dad, Jack Kinchin. At the back, three family friends and nephew Herbie Jones. Paulie worked at C & E Morton’s, Mary was an insurance agent during the war and later worked for Poplar Borough Council; Jack worked at C & E Morton’s as a carpenter. Donated by Mrs E. Corp