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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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384 Manchester Road 1900s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The Larnder family, outside No. 385 Manchester Road, E14, 1907-1910, next door to the old Cubitt Town Primitive Methodist Church. William Henry(Bill), b. 10.12.1900, bound as a Waterman and Lighterman on 30th April 1918 lighterman; Matilda (Til), stayed at home; Albert (Bert) Edward Henry Larnder, b.01.06.1902 and bound as a Waterman and Lighterman on 30th April 1918.; Bess, hairdresser; Ellen (Nelly), high class dressmaker; and Bill Whitney, who was a master builder in later life. Mr Lardner, their father, was a lighterman with Alexander Lighterage. by H. J. Lardner