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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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St.Luke’s School

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Class at St.Luke’s School in Westferry Road, 1950s. Teacher: Mr Merrick Back row, left to right: Jimmy Sutherland, -, Sandra Henman, -, -, Terry Harvey, Linda Mahoney. Seond row: -, George Vincent, -, -, Stan Donnelly, -, -, -. Third row: -, Ray Jenkins, David Balkwil, John Inkpen,Joan Riley, Jimmy Mills, -, -. Front: -, -, Kenneth Waller, Gillian Stone, -, -, -. Also in the class, but not identified: Linda Clark, Joan Scrivener, Jennifer Chain, Doreen French, Norman Roberts, Carol Blanchard, Alan Joyce, Roy Roberts, Janice Hughes. Many of the children in the photo came from St.Hubert’s House, Janet Street. Donated by Norman Peterken