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Digital Gallery Images

The Gallery includes images of the borough's streets and buildings and portraits of people and communities. The Digital Gallery images are displayed as thumbnails. Full size images can be viewed by clicking on a thumbnail.

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Kingfield Street/ Stebondale Street 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


J. L. Price, outside his store on the corner of Kingfield Street and Stebondale Street in the 1920s. He was a dealer in scrap metal; youths used to collect bits and pieces of metal from the foreshore and take it to him in bucketsful to be weighed in his back yard. There were other dealers, but he gave the best price. He also bought scrap metal from the ships in the docks and re-sold it to scrapyards such as George Cohens. From Mrs A. Price