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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


Florence Cooper 1900s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Florence Cooper (1894-1947). Florence was born at 35 Havannah Street, E14, and her dad was a road-sweeper with the Poplar Borough Council. She was one of six children, who all attended St. Luke’s School. When she left school she worked at Maconochies. This photograph was taken about 1906. From Mrs F. Peterken