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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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Cubitt Town 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Summer 1938: Members of the South Poplar Scout Troop, ready to depart for a week’s camping in Essex. Among the boys: George Wiggins, Frank Pidgeon, - Richardson, Billy Prince, Billy Kirby, Harry Kane, Frank Roberts, Dick Holderman, Fred Roberts. The troop was formed in 1937, and met in the School Hall of Cubitt Town School. by Mr Roberts