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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

Edith Lilian Smith 1920s


Edith Lilian Smith 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Edith Lilian Smith, born 1896, of Ship Street, E14. Edith went into service after leaving school. She married Charles William Elliott of Deptford, in 1925, and lived on the Downham Estate, Bromley. They had two children, Donald Charles, born 1927, and Peter George, born 1932. From P.G. Elliott