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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


George Pye 1960s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


George Pye (1908-1996), a stevedore of Millwall, with his prize winning potatoes. George had an allotment on the Mudchute, which he inherited from his father-in-law, Mr Muldoon. At this allotments' society Show in the mid - 1960s, George ‘cleared the board' in all six classes of potato, thus fulfilling a cherished ambition. by Mrs Kath Pye