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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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Newmarket Cambs 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mr George Wright of Cahir Steet, with lorry driver, Mr Fred Abbot, of Marshfield, Cubitt Town. This photograph was taken at Newmarket in 1927, en route from Bungay, Suffolk, with 12 tons of malt for Watneys Brewery at Mortlake. The lorry belonged to J. W. Cook at Millwall Wharf. Wages in the 1920s were never more than £3. for a full working week, starting at 7pm on Sundays. by Mr Phillips