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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


Margaret Sarah Stansell (nee Jones) 1900s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Margaret Sarah Stansell (nee Jones) born 1878 near Aberystwyth. Margaret came to Poplar with her parents who set up a dairy in Cotton Street. She married William Henry Stansell (a carman) in June 1903 and they lived in Tooke Street; she is pictured here with her baby William David.