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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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Goudhurst Kent 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Island families hop-picking at Spelmonden Farm near Goudhurst, Kent, 1951-52. Standing at the back left to right: Peter Sale, David Sale, Colin Clayden, - , David Blackhall, Robert Sale. In front left to right: Frankie Sale with baby Sid Sale, Sheila Sale, Patty Hook, Sheila Thomas and Joyce Clayden. Mrs Clayden recalls: ‘they asked me to take Sylvia because she had whooping cough. She thought she was only going for the day - when it got to bedtime she asked “ when am I going home?”. And to think how we used to live in those huts.' by Mrs Clayden