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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


James Alfred McCartney 1890s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


James Alfred McCartney (24th April, 1876-1949), aged 20. He was born on in Glengall Road; he attended Christ Church School (later Cubitt Town School). After leaving school, he worked for many years for Storey Bros., the paint manufacturers, He married Emma Elizabeth Phillips on 2nd June, 1900 at Christ Church. Later in their married life they lived at No.158 East Ferry Road. by Miss D. McCartney