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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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Islanders outing in the 1950s from Locke Lancasters

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Islanders outing in the 1950s from Locke Lancasters (Associated Lead) to Brighton. Second row from front 6th left, Eileen Hegerty; 7th left, Mrs Seal. Middle row: 8th from right, Dick Hames, born 1904, died 1986. Dick worked at Locke Lancasters, driving an overhead crane; his wife, Nora, worked at the same company for a time. He was in the Fire Service during the Second World War and afterwards worked at Bundells Engineering. They lived in Manchester Road and East Ferry Road. by G. Hames