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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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Thermopylae Gate

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Island History Trust Image Collection


A party held to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, in 1953, in the square at Thermopylae Gate, London E14. Standing behind the drummer girl on the right is Flo Marshall `(nee Wisewell); in the second row, fourth from right in dark v-necked pullover, is Brian Marshall; Maid of Honour on left is probably Tina Watson. Others identified are: Mr Bully, Ernie Bully, John Bullard, Alan May, Eric King, George Fitzgerald, Tommy Tansley, Johnny Jarvis, Arthur Knight, Edward Weston, Roy Munden, Patsy Coyle, Colin Cressall, Ronald Sarti, Peter Newby, Mr. Bullard, David Bullard, Derek Ward, David Thornton, Sidney Newby, Tommy Horlick, Barbara Weston, Gerald Munden, - Wisewell, Kenny Haynes, Joan Fitzgerald, June Newby and “two boys,, both called Knight,, but not related.” Donated by Unknown