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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


62 Mellish Street

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mrs Eliza Deeks, of No. 62 Mellish Street, surrounded by her daughters, grand-daughters and daughters-in-law. At the back, left to right: Tilly (daughter), Rhoda (married to Frank Deeks), Tilly (daughter of Tilly), Ada (married to Leverett), Mabel (married to Jack Deeks), Ethel (daughter of George Deeks jnr.). Front: Gladys (daughter of Arthur Deeks), Eliza, Kate (married to Arthur Deeks). by Mrs French