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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


Miss Mustin 1880

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Probably a Miss Mustin, and definitely the wife of David Thomas, an engineer from Glamorganshire. The couple met on board ship, as emigrants to Australia. late in the 19th century. They married and had two children, one of whom was Ernest Thomas, father of Daisy, now Mrs Clayden. The widower, David Thomas returned to the UK and settled on the Isle of Dogs. by Mrs D. Clayden