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An account of Jim Allen's life from 1941 to 1997. He details meeting his future wife and their intermittent courtship. There is great detail about his social life and relationship with his future wife. There are two pages of photographs:
First page:…

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A poem sent to Betty Turner's friend Billy to celebrate their 80th. Betty describes the wartime hardships she endured, hint at the bereavement after the loss of the men she loved, stresses the sense of duty toward her country, friendship and…

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A bride standing holding a large floral bouquet. Beside her is the vicar. He has a sprinkling of confetti on his clothes. On their left are onlookers. On the reverse 'Maldwyn Edwards'

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Portrait of WAAF in uniform, head and shoulders, photographer Harold Moyse, Muswell Hill.

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Summary of Kenneth Pope and Muriel Beswick's wedding.

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Photograph 1 is three airmen seated at a table. It is captioned 'Major Mcguire, Ted Wright and myself knocking back 'highballs' in the Sky Room of the Hilton Hotel at Long Beach 29th July 1946' and signed [undecipherable].
Item 1 is a map of New…

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Sergeant Alan and Ella Morgan on their wedding day. Alan is in uniform with a half brevet and sergeant's stripes. His hands are bandaged. Ella is in a pale wedding dress with headdress, veil and large bouquet.

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Colourised photograph from Allan Coller’s wedding, dated 1952. The photograph shows Allan Coller in a top hat and formal wear standing next to a woman in a bride’s dress, surrounded by three children, two male, one female.

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Tells of early life in London, joining the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force in 1941 and training as a driver. Relates experiences at RAF Scampton and then with 57 Squadron as a tractor driver pulling bomb trolleys. Subsequently went to East Kirkby.…

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A letter with card and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife. It is their fifth wedding anniversary and he looks forward to a time when the war is over and they can be at home again together. He thinks it is unlikely he will have leave a…

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Memoir and diary covering Charles Ward's call up to the Army and early training. Mentions that he applied to transfer to the Royal Air Force and although accepted, all transfers were cancelled due to imminent operations. Describes in detail fighting…

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Arthur in uniform tunic, with pilot's brevet, Betty in wedding dress holding a bouquet of flowers. In the background a church building with arched door and window.

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Colour photograph of Win Cushway who is wearing a long white dress and is carrying a large floral bouquet. She is holding the arm of her groom, Arthur Cushway. They are standing in a garden with houses behind.

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Arthur Atkins standing with a woman with their arms around, both in swimming suits on a beach. In the background vegetation covered slope. Captioned 'AHA, Betty'.

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Three quarter length portrait of Arthur Atkins in uniform carrying peaked cap and gloves alongside his bride in wedding dress. In the background part of sword honour guard and other wedding guests. Caption 'Dec 1942'

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Arthur, dressed in his airman's uniform is holding a baby and standing next to his wife. He carries a knapsack. She is wearing a dress, cardigan, jacket and hat. They are at the seaside next to a wooden fence and benches.

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Full length wedding portrait of Arthur and Joyce Long's wedding. He is dressed in a suit, she in a long white dress with veil and small train. She is carrying a large bridal bouquet.

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A head and shoulders portrait photograph of Arthur Vickers, in uniform with an engineer's brevet and sergeant’s stripes, submitted with caption; 'Arthur Vickers 1943,' damaged right and bottom edges.
On the reverse '[H]arriet [w]ith love from…

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Group of nine adults and one child at wedding of Basil Ambrose 12 June 1948. Five women and four men all dressed formally standing. Child wearing kilt is standing in front. Basil Ambrose is standing fifth from the left. In the background a brick wall…

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Two prints of the same photograph of a head and shoulders portrait of an officer wearing tunic, with observer brevet and medal ribbons, and peaked cap. On the reverse of the first photograph 'In my eyes always your image, on my lips, always your…

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Head and shoulders portrait of Bert Allen in sergeant's uniform with air gunner's brevet, mounted on card. Inscription reads, 'all my love Darling, Bert, xxxxx'. The frame has the words, 'Dubarry Studios, Birmingham'.

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Three formal photographs of wedding party, two from the same negative, consisting bride and groom, three bridesmaids, and six others; two men in uniform, two men in suits with a button-hole, and two women wearing corsages. The bride and bridesmaids…

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Bride and groom are Bessie and Wally Birkby, then a sergeant with air gunner.

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A printed card with a poem and a coloured rose. On the reverse 'With love, Harry' It is addressed to 'J. M. Sherwood'.
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