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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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Photographic copies can be obtained from Tower Hamlets Local Studies and Archives (there is a charge for this service) or a maximum of 5 digital copies can be emailed to you. If you would like to use the images for publication or display please contact us at


Mrs Margaret Alexander Cook nee Spence 1890s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mrs Margaret Alexander Cook nee Spence, (born 20 June 1842) in Middlesborough. Married Joseph Cook and came to live at 8 Barque Terrace, home of her uncle, Ceasar Irvine. Then moved to Glengall Road, where her husband went into partnership with James Burdick, and set up a firm of shipbuilders. The Cooks moved to Blackheath in the 1890s. Photo about 1895. See also Island History Trust newsletters 5,6 & 7, 1983 From Mrs H.Sykes