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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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Canvey Island 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The Happy Band. An Islander's charabanc outing of the 1920s, probably to Canvey Island, a popular resort before the Second World War. On the rear seat are three members of the Darby family who lived at No. 42 Newcastle Street - extreme left is Charlie (eldest son), fourth from left is Dolly (youngest daughter) and on the extreme right is their mother, Martha, then about 50 years old. by Mrs M. Darby