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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


McDougalls Mill Millwall Docks 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1938, McDougalls' workers, on the lawn, where chickens were keft during the war; in the background is Hesperus Crescent. Back row left to right: Ellen Lowery, Betty Murphy, Alice Lowery, Louie McDermot, - , Becky McCarthy. Middle: Joan Clark, Bridget Hawkins, Clara Smith, - . Front: Ada Brinkley, Clara Hope, Rosie Goodbody, Alice Sarti, Jenny Hewlett, Louie Ilson, Ethel Hasler, Annie Bedford, Nell Wilmot, Maggie Matthews. by Doris McCartney