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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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East Ferry Road 1900s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


East Ferry Road - date unknown but a long time ago. The corner of Launch Street is on the right of the photograph. On the corner is a provision shop, and then Clarke's, the newsagents. On the near corner is a dairy and out of the picture was a bank and Post Office. Next to Oliver's, on the left, was East Ferry Engineering Co., who made the hydraulic cranes used in the docks. After the war, their site was taken over by Thorne's the builder. From Mr Heath