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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


Along the back, left to right: Bill Phillips (David’s uncle); Pat Buckley (friend); Eric Innocent (friend); Ada Mulford (David’s aunt); Arthur McCully (friend); unknown, work friend; Elsie ? work friend; Bill Blackall (friend); Frank MacDonald (friend); John La Touche (Brenda’s uncle); Albert Dow (Brenda’s father); George Dow (Brenda’s brother); Bill Smith (Brenda’s uncle); Mrs Coyle (friend of bride’s mother); Jim Smith (Brenda’s uncle); Joan Lowery nee Brotherwood (friend); Albert Dow (Brenda’s brother); Les Lowery (Joan’s husband); Lily Taylor nee La Touche (Brenda’s cousin); Arthur Hogsden;Joan Webb (wife of Stan); John Dow (brother of bride). Ranged behind bridal party: Ruth Phillips (wife of Bill); Ada Victoria (Vic) Mulford (David’s stepmother); Betty MacDonald nee Pinda (friend); George Mulford (David’s father); Maggie Smith (wife of Bill); Gladys Smith (wife of Jim); May Dow (wife of Albert); Dorothy Dow (wife of John) Bridal party: Stan Webb (friend, best man); Margaret Mulford (David’s sister); David and Brenda; Elsie Dow (Brenda’s mother); Shirley Dow (Brenda’s sister); Peggy Dow (Brenda’s sister). Children in front: Georgie Mulford (David’s half-brother); John Mulford (David’s half-brother); Stephen Dow (Albert’s son); Linda Dow (Albert’s daughter); Malcolm Dow (John’s son); Lily Taylor’s daughter. Donated by B & D Mulford