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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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Millwall Central School

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Millwall Central School Fourth Year, about 1921. Middle row, sixth from left, Gladys Emma May Leeds, (born 1907), at 88 Stebondale Street, where her parents had a grocer’s shop (Joe and Ada Leeds). Front, on right: Fred Williams, born 1906. Mr Giles, who taught art and music, on left. On the right, (looks like) Mr Bowden, who taught metalwork. Gladys had to help in the shop every day after school. Donated by Mrs J.Harper