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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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An outing from the “Pin and Cotter” pub 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


An outing from the “Pin and Cotter” pub, Millwall to Southend, about 1948. Includes: Mrs Stewart, end right ( behind) Cathy Hawkins, Mrs McPherson, Front: Mrs Mahoney, Mrs Harvey, (Chipka Street), Julia Hawkins (nee Mahony), of Mellish Street, Mrs Joyce, Nell Rice (nee Perkins), the pub landlady, Mrs Gilbert, Mrs Hannan, Renee Baker and Annie Dixon (nee Bennett). by Mrs Mahoney