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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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Marshfield Street 1950

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1958. The 50th Wedding Anniversery of Mr and Mrs Lowther, of Stebondale Street. Left to right: Dennis, Win, JIm, Mary, Bob, Mrs Francis Lowther (nee Warren), Ernie, Mr Ernie Lowther, Tom, Francis, Nell. Taken in Win's house in Marshfield Street. Members of this family were very active in the Cubitt Town Old Age Pensioners Society. It was a weekly ritual at one time to take the piano from the house in Stebondale Street and trundle it down to Christ Church Hall for a concert. by Tom Lowther