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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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Maud Green and John Green 1936

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1936. Mrs Maud Green, nee Smith, (1907-1980) and John Green (1905-1978), son of Mrs Charlotte Green. John Green was a maintenence engineer who did his apprenticeship with East Ferry Road Engineering Ltd., and also worked at Woolwich Arsenal, Mortons, Montague Meyers and White Sea Baltic. Mrs Smith had worked in the office at Maconochies, and later at various jobs, including Fenner and Alders. She was a well known piano player in local pubs. They lived in East Ferry Road, Glengall Road, and Parsonage Street, and also had the first - ever pre-fab , in Tiller Road - reported in the newspapers at the time. by Mrs M. Stephens