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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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Manchester Road 1900s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1909, A view of Manchester Road Isle of Dogs, taken from almost opposite Christ Church. The shop with the white blinds was a general store on the corner of Billson Street. The two ladies in the left foreground are Mrs Florence Giffen (nee Weston) and her sister Mrs Miriam Inman. In the pram is Edith Giffen and the babe-in-arms is Minnie Inman. The Giffens lived at No. 205 Manchester Road. From Mr and Mrs Devlin