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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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Mellish Street

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1953 Coronation Party, Mellish Street, Isle of Dogs. Held to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth 11. Mellish Street used to run through Westferry Road to the boundary of Millwall Docks, and is now a cul-de-sac. There were houses on both sides of the road and at one end there were blocks of flats. These have now gone, but some of the original bay windowed house remain. Among the people in this photograph are: Tommy Nichols, Roger Gilder, Bobby Jenkins, Lester Stone, Peter Prentice, Brian Bailey, Barbara Diffey, Pat Gunner, Susan Anderson, Raymond Brookman, Charlie Griffiths, Brian Smith, Anne Monk, Michael Griff, Jean Bullock, Marian Fyson, Shirly Bender, Murray Monk, Sheila Fyson, Michael Lakey, Joan Davis, Maureen Duhig, Pat Turner, Pauline Judge, Barbara Davis, Valerie Pepper, Pat Gunner, Eddie Bunker, Derek Gargan, John Davis, Jean Smith, Brian Hatch, Chas Brookman, Norman England, Brian Martin, “Chicky” Gadsdon, David Pratt, Michael “Spike” Maloney, Doug Davis and George Duhig. Donated by Mrs S. Stone