Hear, Here - The GI Bride-In-A-Box: A Tottenham Woman's Story

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Hear, Here - The GI Bride-In-A-Box: A Tottenham Woman's Story

Time: September 27, 2023 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: Bruce Castle Museum
Street: Lordship Lane
City/Town: Tottenham N17 8NU
Website or Map: https://www.brucecastle.org/e…
Phone: 020 8489 4250
Event Type: local history talk
Event Added By: museum.services@haringey.gov.uk
Latest Activity: Sep 25

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The GI Bride-In-A-Box: A Tottenham Woman's Story Of Hope, Protest and Adventure in WW2

By Oona Kelly, Local Historian and Friend of Bruce Castle.

Yvonne Abbinett was the daughter of a fishmonger, born in 1923 in St Ann's Road, Tottenham. Evacuated from London as a young teen at the start of WW2, she came back to London on a scholarship to train as a teacher at Whitelands College. Helping schoolchildren flee London's air raids, she took up a teaching position in Yorkshire. There she met a Texan 1st Lieutenant in the US Army Air Corps. From then on, Yvonne's life was to change forever.

Come along and hear Yvonne's story, as told by local historian Oona Kelly, and find out how Yvonne and other young women were treated in the newspapers in WW2, and how Yvonne became known as the GI bride-in-a-box.

Doors open 7pm.

Please book your free ticket for this in-person event at the Museum via Eventbrite.

For queries, please email museum.services@haringey.gov.uk.

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