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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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Peterborough 1900s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1903. The Kneeshaw family, from Peterborough, who moved to the island about 1905, and lived in Strafford Street. From left to right: Vic Kneeshaw (7 December 1895-24 September 1964) who became a sheet metal worker; Clara Kneeshaw, with baby Vincent Dudley; Charles Kneeshaw (1901-21 March 1955); Fred Kneeshaw (1 March 1873-29 November 1930), a sheet metal worker by trade; little girl, Nell Kneeshaw; Lancelot Harold Kneeshaw, (born 1898), later a metal sheet worker. by M and Mrs Kneeshaw