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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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109 Westferry Road 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


John Lindemann and Joe Green, outside Joe’s boot and shoe repair shop at 109 Westferry Road. Early 1930s. Joe Green was born in 1907 and lived with his mother, Clara Green, and his unmarried sister, Clara Ann James, at No 1 Claude Street. He married during the war (1941) - a girl from Southall. From Mrs Anderson