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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


Drivers from McDougall’s Flour Mills 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Drivers from McDougall’s Flour Mills, Millwall Dock, on an annual outing in the 1950s. HGV driver Chick Gardiner has supplied the following names: In the bus: Joe Stanley. Standing: Les Serles or Selmes, -, -, Chalkie White, Joe Elvin, Ted Carol, Ernie Wilkinson. Middle man unknown. In front: Ginger Plummer, Charlie Malene, -, -, Bob Cooper, Jack Watts, Alf Wallis, Arthur Blunden and Neil ? (a fitter). by Nancy Wisewell