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Glengall Grove (now Tiller Road) 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Coronation 1953, outside one of the ‘orlit' houses in Glengall Grove (now Tiller Road). Back second from left is Alf Blackburn. in front of him in a turban is Miss Woods. Sitting on right side of table (middle of the three seated women) is Caroline Blackburn (nee McIlveney), Alf Blackburn's wife. Nearest to the table, Kath Pye. George Pye behind her. Boy kneeling at front, left hand side is Michael Pye. Behind woman kneeling: Ivy Ballard; with glasses in doorway: Mildred Ballard; at right on end: Harry Wootten; to left of door, wearing cap, Mr Smith, Mrs Smith at his shoulder; two girl Smiths next to woman in black; behind table, Esther Verlander of Alpha Grove, holding Gordon; Mr Black on the left at the back, Millise Black in front of him; behind woman in black is George Siggery, holding Christine; at back, waving, Marion Pye; in cardigan at back, Mr Perry; Ivy Perry in front of him by Mrs Elliman