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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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The Kinchin brothers 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The Kinchin brothers: On the right: Dan, (14 February 1893-1 October 1974), and left, Sam, (9 December 1894-5 April 1966). Both lived at No. 2 Laura Cottages, Millwall, Isle of Dogs, and afterwards at No.325 Westferry Road. Dan became a caretaker at Cutler's and Sam was a crane driver there.May Bradley on right, who married Dan, (b. 6 May 1892); and Annie Malcolm on the left who married Sam, (11 Decemember 1904-13 February 1985). The photograph was taken c1923; they often went out in a foursome and on this occasion had just been to Sunday Mass at the Guardian Angels R.C. Church, Mile End, when Dan suddenly decided that a photograph should be taken. by Marie Vincent