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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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Seysell Street 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Seysell Street, Isle of Dogs, Coronation Party, 1953. Fancy Dress Parade. The couple in the dooraway, left background are Mr and Mrs Martin. Among the children are left to right: John Agg, Christine Egglesfield as Flower Girl, Margaret Davis as Queen, Sandra Davis as Red Riding Hood, Betty Davis, Betty Holder, Maureen Silk, Tom Russell in top hat, Joyce Clayden, Sylvia Humphries as Dutch girl, a Clayden boy as school teacher, Terry Silk with chamber pot, Dawn Humphries. The nurse bending down is Valerie Weems holding her cousin Valerie Holliday; the other nurse is Linda, her brother John in front of her as a cowboy, both from Manchester Road; Tom Willets at back on right as a tramp; in front of him is his sister Pat; the two little girls in front on the right are cousins Gwen and Janet Weems. Next to Flower Girl Christine Egglesfield is Beryl Furness and behind her, to the left, Janet Furness. In front, third girl from right is Linda Ross. by Christine Egglesfield