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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


A local wedding between the Twiggs 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


A local wedding between the Twiggs (Claude Street), and the Wellers (Plevna Street), in the 1920s. Back row, left to right: W.Weller, - , Ted Twigg (1909-1957), and Robert Twigg (b.1907). Middle row: Andy Weller, - , - , - , Jack Twigg, Mr & Mrs Weller, - , Mrs Twig, Harry Weller (a docker), Tom Twigg (1905-1977), Jean Twigg (b.1911, a civil servant), - , - , Clara James (b.1911). Front: Bill Twigg (b.1906), Winnie Twig, - , - , Mrs Andy Weller, Dolly Weller, Kitty Twigg (b.1915); Groom: Arthur Weller (Docker). Bride: Rosie Twigg (b.1903), Margaret Twigg (1902-1981, a housekeeper) and Alice Weller.