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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


Catherine (Kit) Bradley 1925

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Catherine (Kit) Bradley, b.1900, in 1925, Kit grew up at No. 327 Westferry Road and was an active member of St. Edmund's Church. When she left school she helped her mother to run a small shop, then went to work at Morton's. During the First World War she worked on a template machine at Cutler's Steel Works, earning more money and working a night shift. After the war she went back to work at Morton's. In 1928 she went to live in East Ham, them moved to Bromley in 1934, then worked at the London Hospital Medical School. She now lives in Greenwich.