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Digital Gallery Images

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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Docklands Settlement 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Dockland Settlement No. 2, East Ferry Road, Isle of Dogs. The occasion of the first communion held in the Settlement Chapel after the Second World War. Easter Sunday 1946, in the garden. Back row: Len Wiseman, Albert Cottage, Bill Lee, Jim McCarthy, Michael Hughill, Johnny Perkins, Sid Soper, George Lee, John French, Stan Webb. Third row: - , Joyce Soper, - , Daisy Clayden, George Hames, Helen Hames, Renee Hames, ‘Bubble' Jones, Myra Jones, Jasmin Soper, Nora Hames, Reg Stepping. Second row: - , Dave Marston, Irene Studd, Mrs Gordon, Mary Rose, - , Mrs Oley, Mrs Patterson, Mrs O'Brien, Mrs Fothergill, Mrs Soper. Front row: Tom Rock, Mrs Whiting, - , Mrs Fisher, Mrs Wallace, Capt. Kimberley, Mrs Sale, - , Mrs Spring, Mrs Gathercole, Rosie Benzing (nee Fothergill), Mrs Luxton.