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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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‘The Dockhouse’ Westferry Road 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Outing from ‘The Dockhouse’ which stood next to the Sailors’ Home just north of the Kingsbridge entrance to Millwall Dock. Probably 1920s. In the photograph are: Dick Naylor (pub landlord), Arthur Mather, Bill French, Waggy Bennett, Percy Jarvis, Bil Haben, Harold Batten, Jo Riley, Charlie Ray, Ernie Marlborough. The pub is said to have been damaged during the Blitz and pulled down after the war. From Mrs M.Haben