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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

Photograph is from album of Mrs Daisy Clayden


Photograph is from album of Mrs Daisy Clayden

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Right: Probably a Tillson, a family who emigrated to the Isle of Dogs from King's Lynn, where they were engaged in the fishing industry in the early part of the 20th century. Left: Probably a member of either the Tilson, Cope or Budd families. Comes from the photographic album of Mrs Daisy Clayden, whose mother was a Tillson (originally of King's Lynn) and who lived in Plevna Streer, as did the Copes and the Budds. by Mrs D. Clayden