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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 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


In the garden of No. 38 Newcastle Steet, in the 1920s. Bottom left: Sophie Roberts, born in Stebondale Street on 23rd July 1900 as Sophie Kemp, died in 1971 at No. 6 Thermopylae Gate. Sophie worked at Maconochies bottling department, at the Spinning Mills in Creek Bridge Road, and at Hawkins & Tipson in the house-machine department, making one and a half inch ropes. Behind her, her sister, Jenny Kemp, and her husband, Mort Roberts. The other two women are unknown.