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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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‘The City Arms’ Westferry Road 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1920s. An outing from the ‘City Arms’, Westferry Road. E14. This Building was demolished in the 1930s, and replaced with a new pub which stood further back from the road. This new building has been turned round to face into the docks, and extended to include outdoor seating, in the 1980s. Ladies: (standing) last on right: Isabel Osbourne. Mary Spence, - . Extreme right sitting: Isabel Osbourne Snr., with Bill Osborne on knee; fourth from right, Mabel Emma Louise Dawson (nee Steer). Sitting sixth from left (exc. children): Sue Hawkins. Men. second from left: Joe Hawkins. Last three on right: Walter Osbourne, Charlie Dawson and Jock Spence. by Walter Osborne