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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


At the wheel 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1920s. At the wheel, Mrs Jarvis, mother of Tammy Jarvis the boxer; in the centre, Mrs French (nee Agg) of Millwall (it was her brother, a ganger in the docks, whose gang broke the sugar loading record). On the left, Mrs Jarvis, mother of Percy Jarvis. another member of the family was Ben Jarvis, who ran the ‘Silver Slipper’ in the 1920’s From Joe Wright