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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.

How do I obtain a copy of an image?

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


Millwall 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Rose May Earle, nee Gibson, (1886-1949). Rose worked as a house- parlour maid in the home of an MP in Eaton Square, Central London. After her marriage she worked as a cook in Sternols on the Island. She had two children and is pictured here with her eldest, John, about 1910. by C. Egglesfield