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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


Southend 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Emma and George Adams at Southend in the early 1920s, with Emma’s daughter by her first marriage, Alice Jones born 1914. Alice went to Millwall Central School, and then worked at McDougalls for 40 years. She married a man from Sidcup and settled in Greenwich. Her sister ‘Rose’ married a man who worked at McDougalls. He came from th Rhondda in Wales.