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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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Unknown (Maria Street Area?)

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1953, a Coronation Party (name of street not known) on the Isle of Dogs. Those named are : Bottom left: Carol Ogden, Pamela Warren, Lindsay Etchell, Tony Warren (prize winner) Gordon Richardson. Top left: Arthur - , Lily Etchell. Second row: Shirley Austin,and Becky Wing. Third row: Iris Rump, Iris Warren, (nee Etchell), Shirley Austin, Sonia Peterkin, Tom Etchell, Boy Seymour, Harold and Beatty Seymour, Arthur Ogden, - Tilson and Ted Still. New names added: centre back, Barbara Bennett; three people in front of her: Charlie Cakebread, Irene Walsham and Florrie Walsham; on left hand side, dark-haired woman, Sylvia Habin; front, left of centre, small girl half-concealed: Jean Inkpen; in front at end on right, small girl, Linda Brown; behind her,, Mr Still or Steel. also includes: Mary Giggins with sons John and Danny and daughters Pat and Pam; brother and sister Arthur and Doreen Perkins; Reggie Huckly and Mr Austin. Donated by Mrs Iris Warren