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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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Isle of Man 1900s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Isle of Man, from the Isle of Dogs, - members of a group from St Johns Church on holiday, about 1900. The vicar is a Mr Livesey, and the boy on the right is Frederick Vaughan Pearson. He was born in 1889, in East Ferry Road, one of a family of five boys and three girls; their father was an engineer. Fred Pearson attended St John's Church School and spent a lot of his leisure time involved in church activities - Band of Hope, Sunday School, Amateur Dramatics and excursions. He also became a choir boy. by F. Pearson