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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


Maud Potter, b.1897, d.1988, photographed here in 1909, aged 12. Maud lived at No. 56 Alpha Road, Millwall, Isle of Dogs. She went to St. Luke's Church of England School in Westferry Road. In 1918 she married Thomas Burgess, of Grundy Street, Poplar. They had two children, Irene (b.1920) and Alan (b.1933). In 1936 they moved away from the East End and opened a business in Penge. Donated by Mrs J. Nesbet