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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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23 Chapel House Street

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Island History Trust Image Collection


A wedding celebrated on Christmas Day, probably 1925, at Christ Church, Isle of Dogs. Taken in the back garden of No. 23 Chapel House Street. Standing at the back: Jessie Houghton, William (Bill) Phillips, brother of bride, Ted Mulford, brother to groom, Mr Loaring, stepfather top bride, Mrs Florence Loaring, formally Phillips, Bride’s mother, David Phillips, Bride’s brother, Lyle Howell. Seated: Kit Phillips, (later Clayton) bride’s sister, George Mulford, Florence Phillips, best man and other bridesmaid are unidentified, may be members of the Loaring family. Donated by Mrs Mulford