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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


Catford League winners

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Catford League winners, 1949-50, The Pride of the Isle (became Millwall Albion in 1952). Back row, left to right: Jimmy Walsham (labourer ), Bert Spring (licensee of White Swan, Robin Hood Lane), Tom Etchell (stevedore), Tom Anderson, Charlie Downs (fruit exchange worker), Joe Walsham (lorry driver), - Griffiths, George Evans (stevedore), Dave McSweeney (warehouse manager), Billy Anderson (stevedore), Les Spring, (licensee of Pride of the Isle, son of Bert), T. Batten (docker), Patsy James, Billy James (stevedores), Harry Roberts (supervisor Mortons). Front row:George James (lorry driver), Jim McLeveny (boiler maker), Joe Seymour, (stevedore), W. Horton (ship repair worker), John Clements, McSweeney (stevedore), David James (stevedore), Arthur Tyler (shipping clerk), George Leyland by Lil James