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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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Glangall Grove 1960s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Glengall Grove (or Road) in the 1960s, before the original houses were demolished to make way for the new houses and blocks of flats. Taken looking towards East Ferry Road (or Farm Road). The corner of Strattondale Street is on the right, by the post box. On the opposite side of the road, with windows painted white, is a house which has now made way for St. John's Community Centre. Little boy with back to camera: Eddie Edwards; woman in headscarf: Mrs Sadie Edwards (nee Oxley); with her looking at the van: Mr Whiting of Castalia Square greengrocers. Of the three little boys, the one on the left is David Whiting, in the centre Peter Begley and on the right, Alan Begley. From Mrs Ezekiel