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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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Strattondale Street 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mrs Elizabeth Reading, with her dog, in the garden of her home in Strattondale Street, E14. Mrs Reading (b.1870 dd.1960) was one of the local money lenders, and was also said to be a ‘Victorian through and through’ , Her husband worked on the railway for the P.L.A. This photograph was taken in the 1930s. During the Second World War, the family was bombed out of Strattondale Street and moved away. From Mrs L. Reading