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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.

How do I obtain a copy of an image?

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


Martha White 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Martha White, nee Belcher, (1885-1939). Martha Came from Canning Town, and her husband was John White who worked at Hawkins & Tipson. They lived at No. 338 Manchester Road and had three children - Martha, John and Doris. She is remembered as being a very good housewife From Buddie Penn