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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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Westferry Road 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mrs Rosannah Smith and her daughter Agnes standing outside their home in Westferry Road near the corner of Chapel House Street. The two girls are Rosemary Atkinson and her friend Lily Flanigan from ‘The Ship’ public house across the street. In the background is the small cafe and beyond is a terrace of houses. The tall one at the end belonged to the firm next door to it, and was used as a First Aid post during the Second World War. Mrs Andrews, Mrs Melling Mrs Seymour and Mrs Hilsom lived in the terrace. From Mrs Atkinson