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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


Chapel House Street 1900s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mrs F. M. Kettle nee Hames, (16 March 1884 - 16 October 1958) with her daughter - her first child - Violet Florence, later Oliver (13 May 1907-22 September 1982). Photograph taken at No.9 Chapel House Street, Millwall (later Curtis's grocery shop), in 1908. When she grew up, Violet worked at Maconochies and then at McDougalls, as a shorthand typist. From Mr Oliver