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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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Gaverick Street 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The Dodkin family of Millwall E14 - they probably lived in Gaverick Street or near there, before the First World War. Mr Dodkin senior was a Hackney Cab Driver for the firm of Middleditch and Co. (later Middleditch and Quay), who ran a horse-bus service around the island. Back row, left to right: George Dodkin, Thomas Bailey (son-in-law), Robert Dodkin Snr., Sid Bolton (son-in-law), Fred Dodkin. Front row: Millie Dodkin (daughter-in-law), Emily Dodkin, Robert Dodkin Jnr., Mary Bailey, Alice Bolton. by H. Perkins