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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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St. Paul's Church

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Island History Trust Image Collection


St. Paul's Women's Group Christmas Party, in the 1950s. Members of the youth club waited at tables and here they include, standing at the back: Shirley Knights, from Bethnal Green; Eileen Mason, (later Aldis) from Poplar; Frieda Newman from Stepney. Also includes: Mrs Hathaway, Mrs Richards, Mrs Lockwood, Pat Garland, Eileen Gooding, Mrs Farman, Mrs Phillips, Mrs Dixon, Mrs Garland, Mrs Coombs, Margaret Mills, (youth leader), Mrs Heath, Miss Dora Dyer, Mrs Salter and Mrs Banks. In centre, wearing glasses and hat, Mrs Mary Gibson (nee Tucker). Donated by Mrs M. Marshall