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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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Billson Street 1963

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1963 Outing from the old Cubitt Town School. This ‘one-off’ event organised by the late Mrs Hunt (who worked as cook at Mancells); the mums saved up so much each week for the trip. In the photograph: Mrs Ayers and her two sons, Mrs Hunt, Mrs Hunt Jnr., and two boys, Mrs Barber with Jeffrey and Denise, Mrs F.Burgess with Jennifer, Mrs E.Lilley with Christine and Kenneth. At the back, Mrs Rose Wilkins and in front, Lesley Wilkins (later Neale). Lesley went to Harbinger so this picture may be a mixed school outing, just a group of neighbours. This photo was taken around the back of Billson Street - near the school.