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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 Tarbard family 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The Tarbard family of the Isle of Dogs, early 20th century. In the back row centre, Ted Tarbard, standing behind his wife Charlotte (nee Scarbrook). Front row, left to right, Mabel, born 1907, Kate, born 1902, Ted junior, born 1905. Charlotte's hand is on Violet's shoulder born 1915. Lily born 1904 and Rosie Scarsbrook. In later life, Ted junior was landlord of ‘The George' pub, and Violet lived in a “prefab” in Stebondale Street.