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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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Glengall Secondary School 1940s


Glengall Secondary School 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Glengall Secondary School. This was taken when the Secondary Schools were being brought in, the boys came from different schools, some from Poplar, some from St. Luke's and Harbinger. All the boys were over the age of eleven, possibly over thirteen. Back row, left to right: George Boylett, Charles Cornish, Alan Learmouth, Tommy Hook, Donald Woods. Middle row: Bobby Cullen, Alan Cross, Ken Philpot, Harry Hampton, Billy Hardy, Fred Pidgeon, Alec Dack. Front row: Alfred Copps, Bertie Evans, Ken Foster, Ernie Payne, teacher, Mr Samuels, Terry Wisewell, Sidney Marsh, Tommy Whitaker and Peter Smith. by F. Foster