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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


St. Luke's. Thursday Mother’s Meeting in the Church Hall, St.Luke’s (Havannah Street) 1953 0r 1954; could possibly be a party celebrating the Coronation in 1953. On extreme left, seated, Miss Moss, from St.Mildred’s House; next to her, Mrs Harris, of Tooke Street; small girl, Mrs Harris’s grand-daughter; her mother; and next to her, another Mrs Harris; in dark patterned dress, Mrs Edith Dyer, of Tooke Street; next to her, top of face visible, Mrs Helen (or Ellen) Wiggins with little girl, Beryl, her daughter; next Mrs Gwen Saker. Seated in chairs with backs to camera, first on left: Mrs Maud Dyer, Malabar Street; fourth from left, Mrs Jamieson; fifth from left, Mrs Thurgar. (additional information from Mrs Elizabeth Clarke nee Dyer). Donated by Mrs Saker