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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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East Ferry Road 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


George Studd (on the far right), partner with T. F. Maltby in his stevedoring business in East Ferry Road, Isle of Dogs. George Studd was a gearman - he looked after the ropes, tackle etc. The site was opposite the George Hotel, near the railway arches and Millwall Dock Station. The sons of both men came to work in the business before becoming stevedores themselves and young Maltby eventually took over the business and made a success of it. Maltby amalgamated with Scruttons in 1975. by J. Studd