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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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Westferry Road 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Cargo Fleet Iron Co., Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs, late 1930s. Back row: Mr Shrieve, Will Price (yard foreman), Arthur Burgess (later transport manager at Burgoynes), Bobby Fothergill (yardman). Names of men in front row - not known. Will Price worked at Cargo Fleet from about 1925 until the end of the Second World War. The firm used to bring in cargoes of steel on coasters, from Middlesborough, and then distribute sections to order, throughout the south and east, using local transport firms. The men worked in all weathers, from 8am to 5.30 pm, with a half-day on Saturdays. Basic yardman's pay was £2. 2s a week. by Mrs A. Price