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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


St. Anne’s Church, Limehouse, 1950s The wedding of Arthur “Gus” O’Keefe junior and Violet McPherson of Mellish Street Left to right: Lily O’Keefe (sister of Arthur, a machinist); Jean McPherson (later O’Keefe, also a machinist); Arthur O’Keefe senior, groom’s father; Charlotte O’Keefe (groom;s mother); the page boy is Dennis O’Keefe, the youngest and (in 2008) the only surviving brother of the groom; groom and bride; Katherine McPherson (bride’s mother); Bill McPherson (bride’s father); small bridesmaid is June O’Keefe (groom’s sister). At the end on the right, Winnie Perkins (sister of bride); the other tall bridesmaid is possibly Olive Grigg, another sister. Donated by Gary O’Keefe