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Davis Street

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The wedding of Lilian Hunwick of Greenwich to Frederick Heakin of No.11 Davis Street, Isle of Dogs, on December 25th 1938. Taken in the back garden at Davis Street with snow on the ground, after the wedding at Christ Church. Most of the guests were from the Isle of Dogs. At the very back, left to right: unknown, nickname ‘Bagwash'; Jimmy Harris (friend of groom); Charles Heakin (brother of groom); Alfred Wallace, friend of Selina Bennet); Bill Russell (friend of groom). Standing: Dorothy (Doll) Hamshere (sister of groom); Mrs Bill Hunswick, Doris Harris (wife of Jimmy); Jack Humphries (brother-in-law of groom); Rose Humphies (sister of groom); in front of Rose and Jack is Lilian Heakin (wife of of Bill, No. 18); Rose Humphries (niece of groom); Bill Hunwick (bride's brother); Ann Hunwick (Bill's wife); Selina Heakin (groom's mother); William Heakin (groom's father); Albert Heakin (groom's brother); Alfred Heakin (groom's brother); in front of Alfred is bridesmaid Elsie Hamshere (niece of groom); William Heakin (brother of groom); Lil Russell (wife of Bill, No.5); Albert Bennett (nephew of groom, now in Australia). Front row: Teddy Hamshere (nephew of groom); Lucy Humphries (niece of groom, sister of Rose); Ivy Hunwick (sister of bride); Lil Hunwick (bride); Fred Heakin (groom); Lilian Heakin (sister of groom); Selina Bennett (niece of groom). Donated by Mrs Rose Blows (nee Humphries)