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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


Phyllis Austin 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Phyllis Austin, (22 September 1899-21 January 1978), of Newcastle Street. She married Bill Hammond, a docker at Cookes' Wharf, who also came from Newcastle Street. Seen here at fifteen, Phyllis worked at McDougalls. by Sidney Austin