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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


Mary Ann Wright

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mary Ann Wright (1895-1977), nee Newberry, born in Limehouse died in Cubitt Town. Mary worked as a welder during the First World War; she also worked as a barmaid in the ‘North Pole', where she met Harry (Henry Ernest) ‘Lum' Wright, whom she married. They had a family of nine boys and two girls, though one girl died as a baby. The Wrights lived in Cuba Street, Janet Street flats and in Alpha Grove, and Mrs Wright finally moved into Galleon House when Alpha Road was being rebuilt. From Jo Wright