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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



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Island History Trust Image Collection


Bella Mcintosh, mother of Florence, grandmother of George Hutchinson. Bella and her husband, Danny, and their first three children moved to No. 22 Manchester Road, on the Isle of Dogs, in 1901. On Whit Monday Danny dived into the Thames off Tower Bridge to rescue a child who had fallen into the river. Danny who was 27 at the time had moved to the Island from his native Aberdeen to work as an engineer at the Millwall factory of Maconochie Brothers. The family returned to Aberdeen shortly after the birth of their fourth child, Florence. There were nine children altogether and their descendants were to be found in England Scotland, Wales and Canada by the 1990s. Donated by George Hutchinson