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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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Alice and Charles 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Alice and Charles Clack on holiday in the 1950s. Alice Clack, maiden name not known (1880-1960) was married three times, first to a Mr Bates, then a Mr Bradley and then to Mr Clack. She lived in Havannah Street, Alpha Grove and Michigan House. She had seen Queen Victoria's funeral as a young woman. She took in washing, did home nursing, after childbirth, death etc. Her Children were: Annie, John, and George Bates; Victor, Violet and Robert. She had nine children altogether. She attended St. Luke's Church and was ‘kind and gentle and would do anything for anybody.' This photograph was taken on the first holiday she had had for many years. by Joan Campbell