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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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Glengall Road School

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Coronation Party for Marshfield Streett, Manchester Road and Glengall Road pre-fabs in 1953. The party was held in Glengall Road School because of bad weather which spoiled the street party but in the evening the weather improved and the party continued in Marshfield Street where the parents joined in the fun after their day's work. Back row left to right; Christine Biggs, Irene Griffiths, Patricia Smith, Brian Samson?, George Conroy, Billy Hanns, Bobby Symes, - Price, Billy Munden, Bobby Kitts, Cliff Griffiths. Row in front of back: - Avery, Lilian Devonshire, Brenda Rangecroft, Christine Harding , Joyce Munden - , David McSweeney, Patrick McSweeney, Robert Smith, Ron Miller. Second row: Brian Hanns, - , Peter Rangecroft, David - , Jimmy Kitts, Johnny Kitts, Paul Miller, Pat Miller, Rosalie Munden, - Munden - , - , - , - . Front row: Pamela Devonshire, Terry Prince, - , - Price, - , - , Eddie Munden, Linda Warren, Patricia Munden, Iris Howard, David Howard, John Blackall, Georgina Chestall, George Chestall. Donated by David McSweeney