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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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Tooke Street 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Caroline Thurgar (nee Wild) in the back garden of No.33 Tooke Street, Isle of Dogs. 1947. Caroline was born in Prestons Road, Poplar, and when she was still a child her family moved to No.8 Thermopylae Gate. She worked as a milliner before her marriage, and during the war, worked at Hoopers Cable Works in the Millwall Docks. She had one son, John, born not long before this photograph was taken. From G. Thurgar