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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


Nell White 1900s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Nell White of Stebondale Street, Isle of Dogs, about 1900. Nell had a large family of at least 17 children. one of whom was John White, who became foreman engineer at Hawkins and Tipson's rope works. From Buddie Penn