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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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Kent 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


‘Every summer we went to the hopping down in Kent.' The couple at the back (girl in beret) are Arthur and Rose Emms; in front of them, the girl on the left is unknown; next to her is Harry Davey with his niece, probably Joyce, on his lap; then Mrs Edmonds, Lily Emms and Billy Edmonds. In front on the left is Vera Edmonds and showing head and shoulders only, Billy Miller. by Mrs Vera Bennett