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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


Fred Oliver 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Fred Oliver (1883-1963) and his second wife Rose, nee Pearton, (1889-1959) with their son Charles (1914-1981). Their second child, Thomas, was born in 1920 and died in 1953. Fred’s first wife was Mary Ann Franklin, and they lived at 2 Elizabeth Cottages, Millwall. They had two sons, Fred and John, and Mary Ann died after the birth of John, in 1908. The family in the photograph lived in a cottage on the premises of Hawkins and Tipson, where Fred was an Engine Room Attendant. From Mr Oliver