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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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Cuba Street 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


No's 23 to 30 Cuba Street in the 1920s. Stanley Harvey who lived in the street at that time remembers an old man lived in the first house, under a lamp post; next door to him in No. 25 lived Mrs Jane Mitchell and her son David; in No. 27 was Mrs Morris (standing at her door-way); in No. 29 lived Mrs Budge (nee Jane Harvey) and at No. 30 was Mrs Chappell and her two daughters. Mrs Budge was a postwoman. At Nos. 31 and 33 (not in the photograph) lived the Durlings and the Attewells respectively, and at No 35, the Conns. Cuba Street was one of the earliest streets built on Millwall, probably in the 1820s or 1830s, and was originally named Robert Street, after Robert Batson, son of a local landowner. by PLA Collections