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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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Anne Louise Baker 1880s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Anne Louise Baker, (1873-1938). Anne grew up in the Bury St Edmunds area, where she worked as a housemaid. In 1898 (or thereabouts) she married Frederick Peck, of Bury, who worked in a butcher’s shop. They came to Islington with their young children some time before the First World War, and moved to Walthamstow, Frederick working at Smithfield and later at the Albert Docks. They had ten children; their youngest daughter Maud, came to live on the Island in 1937 and has been here ever since. by Mrs Maud Dyer