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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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34 Chapel House Street 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


On the right, Mrs Margaret Taylor nee Cooper, (born 1909). Mrs Taylor worked in different factories on the Isle of Dogs - a paint firm, a flour mill, a paper mill. Her husband was a gas fitter and later a factory worker, and they had four children. Next to her is her daughter, Margaret Taylor (later Hook b. 1939) who worked in the flour mill until she married. The boy is Victor Taylor (born 1945) and the other person is a visitor, a cousin. 1950s. From Mrs M Hook