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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


Manchester Road 1933

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Doll (Doris) White (1922-1950), outside her home at No. 338 Manchester Road. She was daughter of John and Martha White, and this photograph was taken about 1933, outside her home at No. 338 Manchester Road, Isle of Dogs. When Doll left school (St. John's) she worked in the Star factory, Davies Street, making babies prams. When the war came she was evacuated with her family and went to Kingsdown in Kent, where she worked in a factory making aeroplane parts. She married in 1945, and had one child but died of TB, after three years in hospital. From Buddie Penn