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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



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Island History Trust Image Collection


Charles Henry Alfred Dalby. Born in 1903 at No. 352 Manchester Road, Isle of Dogs, son of George and Susannah Dalby (nee Harvey). c1926. Charles Dalby was a Metropolitan policeman stationed at Bow and Enfield Police Stations until his retirement. Married Elsie Cummins and had four children - Lilian, Iris, Georgina and Charles. Died 28.9.1984. at Enfield Middlesex. Donated by Michael Jefferyes (nephew)