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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 Emily Needham


Mrs Emily Needham

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mrs Emily Needham, the mother of William Charles Needham; she died in 1913, having raised nine children. She lived in British Street, Millwall, and her husband, John, worked as manager of Readers Dry Dock, which was across the road from their home, behind the ‘Vulcan’ down Deptford Ferry Road. by J. Needham