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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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Chapel House Place 1957

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Coronation celebrations in Chapel House Place, E14 in 1957. Back row: Bill Carter (lorry driver at the Lead Works); Harry Wilson (head electrician at the Lead Works); Carrie Wilson (worked at the Lead Works) and Doreen Carter. Front row: Freddie Platt (kept the fish shop and cafe at the top of the street); Lillian Wilson; Ruth Wootley; Marie Hasle; Flo Marshall and her husband Jo. Friends and neighbours in the street collected money over a period of several months; on the day of the Coronation they erected a stage, closed off the street, brought out a piano and a gramophone and danced in the open air. There was also a tea and a fancy dress parade. [BLACK AND WHITE COLOUR]