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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

McDougalls Flour Mill Millwall Dock 1960s


McDougalls Flour Mill Millwall Dock 1960s

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McDougalls Flour Mill Millwall Dock, Isle of Dogs, 1960s. At the age of 16 you started on day work. Later you could work in shifts, 7am-2pm, and 2pm-10pm. The girls in whiote worked upstairs, packing flour into bags. The girls in coloured overalls (blue) worked downstairs, stacking bags as they came down the conveyor belts. Includes: Linda - ,Kathy Deal, Joannie - , Josie Deal, Ann Harding, Dolly Charlton, Merna - . From Mrs J. Ezekiel