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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


Manchester Grove 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


George Wilson, (1895-1983) Born in Sevenoaks, Kent, moved to the Isle of Dogs as a child of No.13 Manchester Grove, Isle of Dogs, with his daughter, in the 1930s George was a carpenter by trade, and a staunch member of the Docklands Settlement, where he taught carpentry classes to boys and made furniture. He worked in the docks before the Second World War, and afterwards at Heathrow Airport, until he retired in 1970. by Mrs Mitchell