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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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Plevna Street 1934/5

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Wedding of Sid Thomas and Cissy Thompson, 1934 or 1935, in the back garden of No. 26 Plevna Street. In the back row: several members of the bride's family, names unknown (she came from Barchester Street, Poplar); fifth from left, Violet Nibbs (m. Thomas); Next row down: bride's sister, Nell Charlie Thomas, bride's brother George, her mum, Mrs Thompson, Mr E. Thomas, Mrs Mabel Thomas, Mrs Daisy Clayden (nee Thomas), and at the end, Dolly, the bride's sister. Front row: Eva, bride's sister, Sid, the groom and Cissy, the bride, her sister next to her, Molly Chapel of Newcastle Street.Among the children: Daisy and Thomas Clayden, and baby Ernie Clayden. The newly-weds moved into a house in East Ferry Road, near Chipka Street. by Mrs D. Clayden