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

Wed Sep 27 2023 at 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Bruce Castle Museum | London

Bruce Castle Museum
Publisher/HostBruce Castle Museum
The GI Bride-In-A-Box: A Tottenham Woman's Story
The GI Bride-In-A-Box: A Tottenham Woman's Story Of Hope, Protest and Adventure in WW2
About this Event

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.

For any queries, please email [email protected].


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, London, United Kingdom


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