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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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Cuba Street

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Workers and owners at Peckhams, the builders, of Pier Street, Isle of Dogs, raedy to go on their annual outing, late 1930s. Among the children are: Ernest Peckham, Graham Clark, Alan Clark, Yvonne Peckham and Dorothy Peckham. Among the men are, back row: George Jackson, Jim Boy, Frank Peckham, Leslie - , Charles Hayward. Middle row: Alan Ruane, Clifford Theobald, Charlie Wright, Harry Wright, Bert Fuller and Sandy White. In front: George Fuller, Charlie West (landlord of ‘The Pier Tavern' ), Ernest Peckham, Harold Clark, Jack Peckham, Bill Slade, George Bowditch and Bert Johnson. The outing was a big event in Pier Street. Some of the workers came in fancy dress; children gathered round for pennies ('mouldies) to be thrown at them from the coach. The firm closed down after the Second World War. Donated by Unknown