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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


Dockland Settlement 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Dockland Settlement No. 2, East Ferry Road, Isle of Dogs, Girls PT Team, 1940s. Includes: Rita Prince, Daisy Mortlock, Daisy Clayden, Lil Kyle, Doreen Mortlock, Betty Pinder, Sheila Kennet, Joan Ferdani, Instructor Babs Foakes, Rene O' Brien, Joan Kyle. Girls at the Settlement also played badminton and netball, did dramatics and choral singing, and had classes in make-up, dress-making and handicrafts.