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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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Princess of Wales (Mac's)

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The ‘ Buffs' Beano from Mac's (the ‘Princess of Wales pub) in the 1960s. Back row, left to right: Mrs Platt, - , Stan Walker, Tom Evans, - Murphy, Albert Muddiman, Jim Tollen, John Jeffries, Harry Brewster, John Rump, Ted Pearce (landlord). Middle row: Roy Tollen, Vera Clarke, Nancy Paine, Rose Walker, Jack Cox, Lily Evans, Flo Clarke, Ada Jeffries, Andy Clarke, Jean Brewster, Joe Hawkins, Ernie Lowther, Mrs Lowther, Daisy Franklin, Lil Colyer, Con Ficken, Tom Franklin, Sam Menzies, Nobby Clarke. Front row, sitting: Mrs Rump, Mrs Muddiman, Mrs Hawkins, - , Cissie Tollon, - Rump, - . Donated by T. Evans