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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


James Daniel Good 1890

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Island History Trust Image Collection


James Daniel Good, photographed here perhaps in 1890. He came to the Isle of Dogs from the country and married Caroline Disley from Old Ford. They had nine children. James Good worked for most of his life at East Ferry Road Engineering Works and one of his daughters used to take his dinner to him, up Farm Road, every day. He died at the age of 84.