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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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Tooke Street

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Tooke Street, Millwall, Isle of Dogs, 1956. Harry Wright (b.1946), Peter Wright (b.1948) and John Nichols (b.1946), outside No 4, which was a pre-fab. In 1946 Peter Wright recalled: No 4 stood on the site of two Victorian houses, Nos 6 and 8, which were bombed. Looking back one can imagine a string of bombs dropping in a line, starting from the missing house behind ours in Malibar Street, right across Tooke Street to ‘The Islanders' public house and a couple of shops in Westferry Road. The road surface at this point consisted of concreted sections instead of the usual tar-covered cobbles; many a time I tripped up the joins in my skates, and now realise it was to fill in the bomb craters. My Dad always had a car and this one was his Austin A30. There were only about three other cars in our street. One belonged to Mr Bullock who lived in the pre-fab on the left. He had a garage for his alongside his pre-fab. Another car in the street was a Ford V8 pilot. Donated by P. Wright