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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 E14 1953

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Children assembled for the Coronation tea, 1953. In the front row: Joan Wootley, Jean Lowry, Maureen Willin, Jennie Gillard, Carol Cranfield, Josie Marshall, Alan Winch, Freddie Winch, Colin Rogers, Keith Rogers. Also in the photograph: children from the Shelldrake, Kirk and Stanley families. Among the adults: Mrs Whiting and Mr Kirk. The girl with the pigtails in the back row is Brenda Morris, 6th from the left is Gladys Kirk, 9th from the left is Fred Kirk. The girl with her hand in her mouth is Janet Cooper. Pat, John and Chris Stewart are three of the children standing.