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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


John White Jnr 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


John White Jnr., (1909-1971) born at No. 338 Manchester Road Isle of Dogs, son of John and Martha White. Attended St. John,s School; worked in the Surrey Commercial Docks. He married a girl called Lily from Canning Town, but she and their first child were both killed by a land mine early in the Second World War. He went into the Air Force, and later remarried and went back into the docks. From Buddie Penn