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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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Galbraith Street 1935

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1935 Jubilee Celebrations, Galbraith Street, E14. Margaret Horner (born 1915) of No 20 Galbraith Street, who was a ‘Nippy’ waitress at Lyons in Leadenhall Street, and her boy friend, later husband, Francis Frederick Wiliam Wisewell (1904-1971). He was a labourer at the time of the photograph, and later worked as a maintenance engineer in the docks. The baby is his nephew, Terry Wisewell. by Mrs M. Wisewell