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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.

How do I obtain a copy of an image?

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



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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mrs Diana Rispin, of Knaresborough, in Yorkshire. Her daughter Margaret came to the East End during her married life, Her granddaughter, Ruth, great- grand-daughter, Joan, and great-great-grand-daughter all now live on the Isle of Dogs (1980s). Mrs. Rispin died aged 83, when her granddaughter Ruth was 11 (c1921).