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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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‘Manchester Arms’ Manchester Rd 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Outing from ‘The Manchester Arms’ Manchester Road, in 1920s. In the coach: Mrs Wiggens and Mrs Spring. Outside, back row: - , Sue Crawford, - , Mrs Emery (landlady), - , Mrs Goddard ( a florist), - , - , - . Seated in front: Mrs Wisewell, - Cox, - , - ,Mrs Prince, Mrs Goldsmith, Mrs McSarley. Also in the photograph is Maud Noakes. Money for the outing was collected every week, and they went to Margate, Ramsgate or Southend. From 1920s