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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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Catherine Anne Mary Studd 1890s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Catherine Anne Mary Studd (nee Ellis) and her husband George Studd. Catherine was born in Ramsey, Essex. She and her husband met when her husband was a quartermaster on tea clippers similar to the Cutty Sark and she was in service at Kirby-le-Soken. They came to live on the Island in Cahir Street. In later life he went into partnership with Mr Maltby in a stevedoring business in East Ferry Road. See also D83. by J. Studd