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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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The wedding of Tom and Lily Etchell

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The wedding of Tom and Lily Etchell, Millwall, E14. Date uncertain, Probably in 1921/23; photo taken at the rear of 26 Malabar Street. At the back: Bob Etchell, - , - , - . Second row: - , - , Daisy Shekyls junior, Jess Burgess, Harry Burgess jnr., - , Fred Shekyls, Harry Burgess snr. Third row: Charles Etchell, Sue Bennett (nee Etchell), Alice Etchell, wife of Bill, Lily Etchell (nee Burt, wife of Bob), Daisy Shekyls (wife of Fred), Freda Morrison, Sophia Kemp, Ada Palmer, Lily Burgess, Rose Burgess, (wife of Harry), Edward Still. Front: Alice Etchell, Susan Bennett, Winifred Bennett, Mrs Martin Etchell, Mary Bunt (nee Etchell), Bill Etchell, Lily Etchell (nee Still), Thomas Etchell, Alice Burgess, Mrs Minnie Kemp, three Etchell girls, Page boy: Albert Shekyls, ; little bridesmaid: Mary Rose Bennett; boy seated: Billy Bennett. Standing behind the bride: Edward Still and James Still. by Mr Etchell