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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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Manchester Road 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Manchester Road, looking towards Christ Church, no sign of bomb damage so perhaps it's before the war and the Blitz. Seems to be a procession, perhaps a carnival procession; there is a Hawkins and Tipson's lorry on the right hand side of the photograph. Lorry could be a Bedford J model, making this photograph 1933/4. by A. Hart