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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


Benjamin Phillips 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Benjamin Phillips, of Cahir Street, Isle of Dogs, photographed in Calcutta during the First World War. Benjamin married a local girl also of Cahir Street - Ethel Burgess, and they had three sons. In later years the family moved to Dagenham. by Mrs E. Platt