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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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Tooke Street 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Thurgar family, Tooke Street, 1910. Back row: Arthur Thurgar, (b.1880); Tom Thurgar, (b.1876), a casual dock labourer; George Thurgar, (1883-1953), a chauffeur; Ted Thurgar, (b. c188-) , worked in Price's candle works and then at Medina Oil Refinery, Deptford. In front: Elizabeth Thurgar, later Weston, (b.1878); Thomas Thurgar, (1856-1920), warehouseman; Ada Thurgar, nee Chance, (1858-1939); Minnie Thurgar, (b.1895), still alive in 1985, married George Gaskin of the Golden Boot shoe shop in Westferry Road. Seated in front: Bill Thurgar, (b.1899), still alive in 1985, married Lily Martin. There were two other children: Ada Florence, (1892-1896), and Charlotte Rosina, (1897-1899). From G. Thurgar