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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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Alpha Road

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Island History Trust Image Collection


A 1920s Wedding in the back yard of the Brown’s in Alpha Road; Bride Jessie Dow, Groom John Brown, who had been alter boy at St. Luke’s and who worked at McDougall’s Mill all his life. At the back: Arthur Scatcliffe holding his son Arthur, - , - , Fred Hillier, Mary Spence (nee Pearson), Mabel Scatcliffe, - . Second row: Kenny Spence, Joe Lowry, Frank Crouch, May Lowry, Li Crouch, Emily Brown, Liza Brown - , - , - , - , Alf Pearson Snr., - . Front: Harold Doe, Ivy Doe, groom, bride, Grace and Jack (John) Pearson. The boy behind the small boy is Reggie Church. Donated by Mrs Romain