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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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George Thurgar 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


George Thurgar of No.2 Tooke Street, Isle of Dogs. When this photograph was taken George was employed as a chauffeur to an American millionaire who had an estate in Ireland. He was often away from home and had ‘a terrific time' in this job. As a boy he had worked in the coconut fibre works on Millwall. George joined the Army in the First World War and when he came out his job had gone to someone else. From G. Thurgar