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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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Dymchurch Kent 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Boys from the Isle of Dogs, in the vicarage garden at Dymchurch, where they spent a week with the parents of Father Bill Simmons, a priest at St. Luke's church. Left to right: Ronnie Avis (Strafford St), Father Simmons Snr., Bobbie Lee, Eddie Marlborough (Havannah St), Paul Emms (Strafford St), Mrs Simmons, Phillip Emms (Strafford St), Len Seddon (St. Hubberts House). 1930s. by Mrs Jupe