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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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Church of All Saints Poplar

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Island History Trust Image Collection


21st June 1952 at the Church of All Saints, Poplar, East London Wedding of Joyce Emms and Clifford Smith Two boys on left: Terry Muldoon and Raymond Emms; bridesmaid, Barbara Emms; Bride and Groom, Joyce Emms and Clifford Smith; behind groom, Tommy Emms and Maria Emms; behind bride, Paul Emms, Rose Emms and at the back, Arthur Lipscombe. Next to bride, Lily Emms, nee Bennett, next to her, Lydia Emms, next to her Fred Emms; behind them, Rose Emms, Gerry Muldoon, Philip Emms, George Bennett, Carol Lipscombe and Isaac Emms. Small boy right front, John Muldoon, holding him Tommy Emms; girl with bow in hair, Janice Bennett, holding her Connie Lipscombe and behind her, Doris Emms. Small boy far right, Michael Muldoon, holding him, Ron Emms Donated by B. Hoyles