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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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56 Alpha Road

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Wedding of Maud Potter, aged 20 and Thomas Burgess aged 20 on the 14th July 1918 at No 56 Alpha Road, Millwall. Maud was born at No 56 Alph Road and died in 1988. Thomas was born and lived at Grundy Street Poplar. He died in 1976. The photograph has the Lloyd Loom warehouse in the background. To the right was Kelloggs Corn Flake factory (more likely the puffed wheat factory. E.H.). Thomas became a tally clerk in the docks. The family moved away in 1936 to open a ‘Baby and Wool' shop in Penge, which flourished. Donated by Mrs Nisbet