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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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‘The Prince of Wales' Folly Wall

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Party at the back of ‘The Prince of Wales', Folly Wall. 1935 Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary. Includes: Lil Prince, I. Symes, Mary Prince, Harry Fitzgerald, Jack Simpson (in school cap), Rose Fitzgerald, Nell Fitzgerald, Emmie Demarne (nee Fitzgerald), Emmie Hearson, Julie Woburn (with teapot), Alice Webb, Mary Fitzgerald, Emmie Barry, Emma Webb, Ann Fitzgerald, 7 Adam's, Harry Demarne, Paddy Fitzgerald, Harry Fitzgerald, Violet Fitzgerald. Group at back: Man in centre wearing braces is Peter Smythe (landlord), next his wife Eleana holding baby Kathleen. In front of Peter is son John; to left of John are tap dancers ‘Dot and Wag' (from Bow); to their left George Button ( Eleana's father). On the left of the photograph wearing glasses and collar is John Smyte's piano teacher. Front right standind: Agnes Button (Eleana's mother). Peter Smythe came from Ireland. Eleana was born in Robert Mews, Belgrave Square. Donated by Mr Demarne