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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


Emma Richards

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Bride: Emma Richards, b.1895 d.1974, from Poplar; Groom: Francis Jones b.1890s d.1917 from sceptic pneumonia which followed from his being torpedoed in the war; they were married in July 1913 and had two children, Alice (later Jones) born in 1913 and 1918. Emma worked as a machinist at home to make a living. 1/4d for ‘so many shirts’. She went on strike for an extra farthing and Emmeline Pankhurst came to help them. She married again in 1923, to George Adams.