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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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Stewart Street 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


George Warren, (b.1913) at No. 28 Stewart Street; one of six children, his father worked in the dry dock. He is with Ernest Simpson, also of Stewart Street. The boys went to Glengall Road School, where his name was inscribed on a board for excellence at swimming (he could swim across the river). George's first job was probably at Mortons in Cubitt Town. Later he worked in the dry dock and eventually became a stevedore in the Millwall Docks. He married Daisy Kirby, also of Stewart Street. by G. Warren