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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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The Lord Nelson

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The Lord Nelson public house, corner of Manchester Road and East Ferry Road, Isle of Dogs. Wedding reception for Arthur “Brush” Perkins (on left) and Win McPherson of Mellish Street Left to right: Arthur and Win, Olive Grigg (nee McPherson); Jean McPherson (later O’Keefe); Julie -, cousin to “Brush”; Violet McPherson (later O’Keefe); Doreen Perkins (later Wisewell, sister to “Brush”) Win was a machinist. like her sister Jean and Olive. They worked in East End sweatshops; all their dresses were hand made. Donated by Gary O’Keefe