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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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Kingfield Street

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Residents in Kingfield Street (a turning off Stebondale Street) celebrating the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953. This party was financed by collecting in the street for weeks beforehand and was all arranged and catered for by the neighbours jointly. Chairs and tables were carried outside for tea and the piano too, for singing and dancing. Left to right: Mrs Morgan, Mrs Evans, Mr Evans, Mrs Shaw, Lily Evans (later Mrs Sandels), Mrs White and Edie Price, nee Hockley. Girl with folded arms is Eunice Pratt; woman in white is Blanche Eate. Donated by Mrs Sandels