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  • Tags: love and romance

Small leather purse and silver identity tag and accompanying note.

Top - a large group of trainee airmen wearing greatcoats and side caps sitting and standing in three rows in front of a brick building with large windows criss-crossed with blast tape. On the reverse signatures. Captioned 1 - 'Heaven help poor old…

To K Gill - congratulations on wedding, sorry cant come. Les.

Full length image of an airman wearing tunic and peaked cap standing arm-in-arm with a woman wearing dress, both standing at the bottom of steps to door of a house. On the reverse 'Sept 1943'.

Full length image of an airman wearing tunic with half brevet and holding peaked cap standing arm in arm with a woman wearing dress and hat and holding a wedding bouquet.

Bride and groom, wearing tunic with half brevet, standing in centre of group with two men, one in uniform to the left and an woman and a man wearing civilian suit on the right. Captioned 'Tom Parsons (9 Sqn), Arthur Gill (cousin), Joan Lambert…

Key and cottage sketch and poem on the front.
Poem on the reverse.

Love letter. Asks her not to worry and was sorry his leave was not as pleasant as it might have been. Continues with endearments and loving statements.

Writes that he was unable to arrange to spend her 21st birthday with her.

Sends good wished for 1942. Contains news of congregation members. In particular announces the engagement of Kenneth Gill and Vera Longden. Also notes Kenneth Gill home on leave. Letters from the boys and other church news.

Describe his life and activities while in London as u/t pilot. Comments on photograph she sent, an upcoming event and visit to a fortune teller. Catches up with news of friends and says photographs are on their way. Continues on with loving…

A wedding photograph with JE Hanson and his bride, Mary Alice. The bridal party includes parents, bridesmaid and best man.

The group of six is identified in information supplied with the collection as Bob Everett and fiancee/wife, Jack, Man, Woman and Dave Pearce. The donor of the collection states 'I have a feeling that the man and woman are Dave Pearce's father and…

Two photographs of Jack Penswick, Dave Pearce and Bob Everett with two women and a dog.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

Head and shoulders portrait of an airmen wearing tunic. On the reverse 'To the dearest girl in the world, the most precious jewel on earth, with fondest love Ken XXXXX'.

Half length portrait of Ivor with a trainee flash in his cap. On the reverse '4541 To/ My loving sweetheart Eileen with love Ivor xxxx'.

Four photographs of Johnny - as a baby, a nine year old, a teenager and on his wedding day. The article gives brief details about his life.

Ivor and his bride walking out of church. On the reverse 'Mrs EM Cole, 1 Clumber St, Nottm Rd, Melton Mowbray 2nd turn on L of Main Rd', '5752' and a photographers stamp 'Starbuck Studios'. Also 'Name Mrs Cole Address Miss Durraint 3 PC 19.3.46'.

The couple are standing arm in arm. Ivor is in uniform.

The wedding party with bride, groom, bridesmaids and guests outside St Andrews Church, Kettering. A note of the reverse names others present.

Perspex love-heart pendant containing Royal Canadian Air Force crown and eagle.

Zosia and Stefan on their wedding day. Information supplied with the collection states that Zosia was a cook at RAF Ingham.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

Two photographs of Wanda's wedding. Photo 1 is Wanda and her husband grouped with 17 other airmen and women alongside a Nissen hut. Photo 2 is Wanda and her husband being blessed by a priest. They are kneeling in front of a priest, at the altar.
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