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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


Rowing Club Isle of Dogs 1979

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Sophie Anderson, celebrating her 100th birthday in the Rowing Club Isle of Dogs, E14, in 1979. Sophie is seated in the centre; next to her on the right, is her daughter Mary Moule, who was in the ATS during the war. Gathered around Sophie, from left to right of the photograph: Margaret Harris; Alex Thompson, Sophie’s brother born 1900; Thomas Anderson, son, a docker, born 1910; Alice McSweeney, sister; Henry Anderson, son; Alice Haylett, daughter; Dot (Elizabeth) Bennett, daughter; Mrs Lilian Hodson, daughter; Leonard, son, and Josephine, daughter. From Dot Bennett