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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

Union card belonging to Mr G. Cox by 1900s


Union card belonging to Mr G. Cox by 1900s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Union card belonging to Mr G. Cox. He joined the union in 1909 and worked in ship repair for Green and Siley Weir and other firms. He was married with seven children and lived in three rooms in Strattondale Street with only one cold tap. His daughter, Mrs S. Dixon says: ‘My five sister, one brother and I went to Glengall Road School. We did pretty well academically considering the times we lived in'. by Mrs S. Dixon