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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


John Bradley 1914

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Island History Trust Image Collection


John Bradley, (b.1897), photographed in 1914, wearing the medallion awarded to all members of the St. Joseph's gymnastic club (part of St. Edmund's Church) when they won the shield in competition with the other East London Clubs. John worked at Brown & Lenox when he first left school, then at McDougalls, and finally at Ford Dagenham where he became a floor manager. The Bradley's lived at No.327 Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs.