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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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East Ferry Road

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Island History Trust Image Collection


102 East Ferry Road James Dewar (1855-1927) Jessie Kezia Dewar, nee Wells, (20/04/1863-12/11/1926) born, at Blackheath; died at East Ferry Road. She married James at All Sains Poplar on 16/08/1884. She was an accomplished singer and pianist. James Vernon Wells Dewar, (10/04/1889-30/06/1960) in Hampshire. Inherited George Brockley’s brass and copper works from his father in 1927, sold it just before world War Two. He was a draughtsman, worked with various shipbuilding companies in London, Southampton and Glasgow, where he met his wife. No children. As a draughtsman was in reserved occupation in WW1, was commended for hsi work, and was also an ARP Warden in Lee, South London, in WW2. John Gordon Noel Dewar, 28/05/1885, d. 25/12/1892 d/20/10/1983 in Dorset. A bank clerk, served in WW1, worked Bank of England. Married Winifred Muscott had four children. Gertrude Jessie Dewar (28/05/1885-26/10/1918) in flu epidemic. James Dewar sponsored a cot in local hospital in her memory. Donated by Dewar family