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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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A Beano from ‘THe Ferry House’ pub 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


A Beano from ‘THe Ferry House’ pub, Cubitt Town, E14, in the 1950s. Includes: Back row second from left: Lil Melford. Also: the landlady of the pub, Mrs Wisewell, Tilly Wisewell, Mrs Braithwaite, Anne Scott, Nell Long, Mrs Soper, Nora Tipson, and Mrs Mulock. ‘ We used to go to the Ferry House at weekends, and there used to be a ‘Ladies Night’ in the week, when we had a little club-room up there for a while.’ by Mrs N. Wisewell