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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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Island History Trust Image Collection


The wedding of Ivy Crane and Albert Dowsett on 6th November, 1939, a Sunday afternoon. The Crane family had a shop at 137 Westferry Road. Includes: Winifred Pattison, Tom Dowsett, Albert Wybird, Ray Wybird, Arthur Crane Jnr., Lou Hiscott, Emma Dowsett, Irene Crane, Nell Martine, Shirley Davey, Jack Martine, Arthur J. Crane Snr., Clara Crane, Alice Crane, Archie Beg, Nell Beg, Edna Pattison, Doris Pattison, Stan Davey, John Davey, Stan Colby, George Morgan, Dod Barber, Alice Warwick, Ethel Pattison, Lil Crane, Leslie Crane, Stafford Crane (the page boy) and the vicar, the Reverend Father Jarman. Donated by Mrs E. Hiscott