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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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Island History Trust Image Collection


Christ Church Brownies on holiday at the home of a St. Mildred's Settlement “Ladies”, Miss Blackwall (Brown Owl) in the early 1930s. Brownie Pack Leader (at the back) is Alice Crow (later Chetter) of No. 36 Manchester Road. Alice was born on 21st November 1916. After leaving school she worked as an export shipping clerk at Maconochie's factory Millwall. During the Second World War she worked in Wolverhampton in a munitions company office. She married Edward Chetter, who was in the Royal Artillery, just after he returned from Dunkirk in June 1940. They went to live in Blackheath. Also includes: St Mildred's residents Miss Robins and Miss Knightsbridge. Donated by Mrs Chetter