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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


Stanley Ruggles 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Stanley Ruggles, son of Susannah and Richard, (b.1921). One of the 15 children of Susannah and Richard and born in Totnes Cottages. Seen here in RAF uniform during the Second World War. He worked in an engineering firm at Limehouse and married Minnie Uren, of Barque Street, Cubitt Town, Isle of Dogs. by Rose Rayner