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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

Mrs Lilian Oliver 1940s


Mrs Lilian Oliver 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mrs Lilian Oliver, nee Walker, born 22.2.1908. Lilian worked at Hawkins and Tipson's Rope Works before she married John Oliver, and afterwards at Woolworths in Lewisham. They lived in Blackheath and had two children, John and Joan. From F. Oliver