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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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Island History Trust Image Collection


Ken Waters and his wife Jean on their wedding day, 23rd July 1960. The Waters family came from Newcastle Street. Ken’s parents, Tom and Emmie, had died in April and February 1960, and were sadly missed on this day. In the photo are Ken’s brother Tom, at the back. From left, Peg Waters (m. to Tom); brother Ron and wife Doreen; the groom and bride; bride’s friend Jean Bodden, bride’s parents Alf and Rose Tapp. In front,Barry and Christine Waters, children of Peggy and Tom. Joy Ficken, bride’s cousin. Donated by Ron Waters