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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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St. Cuthbert's Church Westferry Road (corner of Cahir Street)

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Island History Trust Image Collection


St. Cuthbert's Church, Westferry Road (corner of Cahir Street) at an unknown date. The church which was on the first floor above a hall, was opened in 1897 as a sister church of the larger Christ Church, when the first priest was the Reverend Richard Free. He wrote a book about his experiences called “Seven Years Hard”. St Cuthbert's was destroyed by a bomb on the night of September 7th 1940. by Mr Payne