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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


Mellish Street E14 1898

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The Rump family of Mellish Street, Isle of Dogs, London E.14, photographed in 1898. Father was a fisherman, David Rump was a charge hand in the Millwall Docks. Elder boy, David Rump (Jnr), Mother, Margaret Rump, Baby, Albert Rump, born 22nd June 1897, died 1981, worked most of his life as a foreman in a steel warehouse.