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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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The Lord Nelson Manchester Rd 1960s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mrs Stanley at the bar of The Lord Nelson, Manchester Road Isle of Dogs, in the 1960s. She worked there for about twenty years and was always known to the regulars as Mrs Stanley, never by her first name (which was Nell). She was “very Particular and such a lady”: all her children were taught to speak “properly”. by Mrs E. Long