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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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Hawkins & Tipson East Ferry Road 1953

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Larking about in the dinner break. Dressed up for the Coronation 1953, in the yard of Globe Works, East Ferry Road, Isle of Dogs, with a ‘crown' made of plaits of red Blue and white rope. Gwen Templeton. May Lane (later Harris), Dolly Isitt (later Downley), Ruby Harris and Daisy Roberts (later Woodard). These girls worked on the ‘House Machines' making small ropes. From D. Woodard