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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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St. Luke's School 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Thought to be 1926, Glengall Road School (in what became Tiller Road): The Open Air Class. Suggested names from top left: Gladys Blackshaw, Arthur Lapwood, Len Hickman, Tom Parmenter, Rhoda Dale, Charlie Kislake or Keslake, Ada Budge, Maggie Dodkin, Ada Tolfrey, Irene Dodkin; among the boys, Tom Gosling, Tom or Victor Edgeson, John Davidson, John James, Clarence Bishop, Frankie or Tommy Crouch. Boys kneeling said to be Lennie and Ernie Archbold. Teacher, Miss Morgan by Mr Lapwood