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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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Newcastle Street 1940

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mrs Daisy Kemp (nee Still), baby Bobby Shaw, and Daisy Roberts (later Woodard), in the back yard of their home at No. 38 Newcastle Street, Isle of Dogs, in 1940. The Anderson Shelter on the left of the photograph housed Daisy, her gran and grandad, her mother and father, her aunt and uncle, and their baby, Bobby. There were bunks on either side and at the end. The entrance was near the back door of the house, by the wash house. It was built down into the ground, and re-enforced with wood and sandbags. The house was damaged by a bomb in October 1940, and the family moved out. From Daisy Woodard