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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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A ‘Beano’ of workers and friends 1958 or 1959

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Island History Trust Image Collection


A ‘Beano’ of workers and friends from the barge builders, Babcocks of London Yard Manchester Road E14, in 1958 or 1959. The firm closed down in the late 1960s and the riverside site was scheduled for housing development; still known as London Yard, various streets etc., are named after places and people of Holland. In the photograph: Derek Walland, Terry Shaw, Fred Smith, Bill Shaw, Albert Hughes, Dennis Hook, Frank House and Harry Whittaker. Centre front: Harry Flack; standing behind him to the right, his son-in-law Ron Roberts (m. to May Flack)