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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


George Warren 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


George Warren (b.1913), in Stewart Street, Isle of Dogs, dressed up to go out - 1930s. ‘All the boys used to go out for a drink, and come back home for a sing-song.' The overcoat was beige, the trilby black. George worked in the dry dock and was a stevedore after the Blitz. by G. Warren