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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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The George East Ferry Road 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


An outing from ‘The George' in East Ferry Road, probably in the 1920s. Sitting third from the left in front is Mr William Grover. He worked at the Woolwich Arsenal for 51 years and was a very keen gardener with an allotment on the Mudchute. He also ran ‘The Jolly Boys' slate club at The George - small payments entitled members to cash help when they were off work due to illness. Also in the photograph at the back: Mr Seymour, Mr Thomas, Mr Cole and Mr Griggs. In the front, Mr Love. by A. Grover