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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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Rhoda Wright 1880s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Rhoda Wright, nee Selby, (1849-1889). She probably came from an old Island family. She married a Mr Wright, and they lived in Alpha Cottages, near the off-licence. They had six children, Alice, Albert, Kit, Jack, Dick and Harry (Henry Ernest, or ‘Lum'). When she died at the age 40, her husband brought up the children. After a long time (about 17 years?), he married her younger sister, Sally, who died in 1950, aged 90 years From Joe Wright