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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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25 Galbraith Street 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Lydia Wilson of 25 Galbraith Street, with next door neighbour, a relative of Mrs Watson. Occasion, Silver Jubilee, 1935. Behind Mrs Wilson is the window of her one room, where she had everything - bed, gas ring, chest of drawers, table, armchair, all spotlessly clean; just look at those curtains! Mrs Wilson’s husband, who died about 1900, had been a sailor and she was a midwife. by Mrs N. Wisewell