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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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7 Samuda Street 1960s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The Lloyd family, 7 Samuda Street, c. 1909. In the doorway: Mrs Rosina Lloyd, with her sister or a neighbour. Children: Olive Lloyd (later Foster), worked at Hooper’s marine cables). Rosina (who died at the age of six); Florrie; Ernie (worked at McDougalls); Alf (worked at Hooper’s); Fred (worked at the Graving Dock). Mrs Rosina Lloyd, Alf and Fred, and the eldest daughter, Lizzie, were killed by a bomb in the night of the 9th/10th September 1940. Mrs Olive Foster worked as a cook in the old ‘Tooke Arms’ until she was 70, and died aged 88 in 1986. by Mr Foster