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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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Poplar High Street 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Presentation and dance of The Millwall United Homing Pigeon Society, late 1950s, in the Council Chambers Poplar High Street. Left to Right: George Alfred O’Neal, Joe Wright, George Hammersley, George O’Neal jnr., Fred Bennett, Jim Nicholson. Ladies, left to right: Alice O’Neal, Mary Wright, Eileen Hammersley, Ivy O’Neal, Rose Bennett, Ann Nicholson. by J. Wright