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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


Island Gardens?

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The six Pearson sisters, all grew up in the Millwall area, daughters of Joseph and Isabel Pearson. Pictured here possibly in Island Gardens, though they loved going to Canvey island, Littlehampton and the Isle of Wight. This photo taken about 1930 or earlier. Back, left to right: Elizabeth (Liz), Eliza, Mary Front, left to right: Isabel, Louise, Mabel. The sisters all worked in local food processing factories. Donated by P.Machell