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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


Morris Oxford

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Morris Oxford 1929 14-horse power family saloon; features included a running board on each side and on the far side, the spare wheel and two gallon petrol can together with tool box; the dipped headlight was operated by an air plunger on the steering column which put out the offside headlight and turned the near side headlight towards the kerb. In the car: Cecilia McSweeney, of No.31 Thermopylae Gate, Isle of Dogs, who worked as a typist and teleprinter operator for Hollis Bros. Date about 1935.