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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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Dunbar House Tiller Road 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Taken towards evening, after a celebration at Dunbar House, Tiller Road. Could be the 1953 Coronation. Includes: Dora McGrath, Brian Davie, Mrs Smith, Jean Davie, the Mayor and Mayoress, Mrs Lil Davie, Mrs Bailey, Peter Harris, Colin Downs, Joyce Bailey. Further information from Marifa Rnic: Woman in plaid coat holding baby is Joyce Rnic (dau. of Mrs Bailey; chld is Marija; boy in front to right of her is Peter Rnic and next but one to right of him is Kathleen Bailey. by J. Lakey