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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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Dockland Settlement 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Dockland Settlement No. 2, East Ferry Road, Isle of Dogs. Girls PT Class 1920s. Back row: Ethel Warner, Sheila Anderson, Beatrice Wilson, Renee Potton, Miss Matthews (instructor), - Gale, - Cogsdale. Middle row: extreme left, Jessie Murphy, seventh Sheilds. Others unknown. Front row: The Goodwin sisters, - Bamber, Chrissie Anderson, - Wickham, Alice Webb, Rose Shelton. Other activities for girls included Netball, Dressmaking, Make-up, Handicrafts and they joined the Boys Badminton, Tennis, Choral Singing and Dramatics.