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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. John's Roserton Street

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Island wedding party, 31st August 1912. Outside a church hall - probably St. John's, in Roserton Street. This is the wedding of Lilian Daisy Ward and Bert Hiscott, without the bridal couple, Mr Hiscott worked at Mortons the confectioners, for most of his life, though the couple moved to the eastern suburbs - the rest of the Hiscotts and Wards stayed on the Island for some time