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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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Ireland 1900s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Royal Fusiliers Hockey Team, c.1909, whilst serving in Ireland. On the left in the front row, George Pye, who was born on the Isle of Dogs in the late 19th century. His father, William Pye, had come to live on the Island when the Millwall Dock was built in the 1860s; his job was to operate the bridge across the dock. His son George spent some time in the regular army and was a prisoner of war during the First World War; after being de-mobbed he worked in the docks until he was 70; then he got a job cleaning for the police. The Pye family still live locally. by George Pye Snr