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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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Lambeth 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Locke & Co., Lambeth, a firm connected to Locke Lancaster, Millwall. Shows lead shot being cast on top of the lead shot chimney on the site which is now occupied by the Royal Festival Hall. The lead shot shot trickled down, cooling as it went, and fell into a tub of water at the bottom of the shaft. 1930s. From Mrs Reading