This picture we believe shows a St George parade in the 1940’s. The picture above shows the back of the people in the parade which has just passed Chain Bridge Forge and you can see the Osmond’s which is now White House Chambers in the background over the river. The parade are carrying flags. Strangely only a lady and her children watching. On the right of the picture you can see Mr Godfrey’s shop and a lamp post which appears to be in the middle of the road.
We think this picture shows the same event with scouts marching back. The buildings are much the same as today in that part of Commercial Rd. i.e. opposite the foot bridge. However the gap in the buildings is now filled by the Eastern European shop.