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Westferry Road 1927

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Outing from C& E Mortons, Confectioners, 1927 The firm occupied sites on both sides of the road near the City Arms and Sufferance Wharf, Westferry Road. Third from left in front: Fred Marsh, a stoker, who came to the Island in 1881 as a boy of sixteen. He was born in 1865. His first job was with a firm called Stephen Smiths (commonly called Blackjacks) in Cuba Street. Notes on reverse of photo give following names (look at all three photos together): Front row: 2.Nicol;10.Headry;?6.Bill Hammond’ 13.Peacock;14.Jack Pearson; 15.Bill Dee; 20 Jack Lowrey;22.Mr Marsh, stoker; ? Mr Maguire; 24.Albert Bownes; 31.Bill Phillips; 34.Mr Martinsea of Alpha Road; 36.Bill Peacock; 38.Ron Harris. In doorway, the Seymours, Liz, Kate and Alice. In second coach (ie, this one) Harry Rose; Bill Robinson.