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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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Kent 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mr George and Mrs Daisy Warren (Betty Barry in the background) down in the hop-country, though not in the season. Mrs Warren recalls: We went every year till 1957, from when I was a baby. I went the first year they had the machines, but I didn't like it. When we went as kids, it was a straw mattresses; then we had spring mattresses, calor gas cookers .... My husband loved it: he used to get his holidays then. He was a stevedore for 25 years. Billy Barry took the photo. by G. Warren