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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


Rose Phillips 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Rose Phillips, born 16.6.1887, died 2.7.1956. Rose was born at No. 303 Manchester Road but lived most of her life at No.115 Manchester Road; she was for many years housekeeper to Father Essex, who lived in Billson Street and was assistant vicar at Christ Church. by D. McCartney