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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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Southend 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


A day out to Southend in 1948 or 49, for workers from C& E Mortons, Westferry Road. In centre foreground: Rene Tyler, Claire - , Maud Taylor, Molly Haggerty, - . In front: Len Jordan, Doris Craggs, Rose Marsh (later Wood). All the women were sweet-wrapping machine operatives; Len was an engineer and they relied on him to keep their machines in working order; they were on piece work and a broken machine meant less money - therefore they always ‘looked after' Len. by Rose Wood (nee Marsh)