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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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St. Luke's Church 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


St. Luke's Church Choir, 1920s. Back row left to right: - (Poplar), Mr Calver (Alpha Rd), Mr Roberts (Mellish St, choirmaster and organist), Mr Ellis (Alpha Rd, Churchwarden), Caton (Regent's Wharf), Mr Moxley (Mellish St), Mr Edwin Aldrick (Stafford St, Churchwarden), - (brother of Edwin Aldrick), Mr Chipchase (Alpha Rd), Mr Turner (Byng St, bell ringer and organ pumper). Third row: Roberts (Mellish St), Rev. Walters (Vicarage), Tom Morgan (Alpha Rd), - Whyberd (89 Westferry Rd, Coffee Shop). Second row: - Kneeshaw (Strafford St), Platt (Manilla St), G. A. Peterken (79 Westferry Rd), Fred Thompson (24 Strafford St), - Platt (Manilla St), - Kenfield (Strafford St). Front row: - Kelland (Westferry Rd), Sid Davey (34 Strafford St), Douglas Roberts (Mellish St) and Horace Cavill (Strafford St). From Mrs F. Grathern