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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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Locality of ‘The Pier' tavern 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


An outing from ‘The Pier' tavern, August/September 1946. Back row, left to right: - , - , Ann Chastell, - , Mrs Voyze, Mrs Smith, Mrs Eate. Second row: Mrs Tremaine, her mother-in-law, also Mrs Tremaine - , - , - , Gladys Skeels, - , - , - . Third row: - , - , Mrs A. Chastell, - , Mrs Skeels and her grandchild, Louisa Bedingham holding her son Alan, May Shelley. Front: Four people who wee owners and workers at ‘The Pier'. by Mrs Beddington