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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.

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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 Ellen Wilson 1910s


Edith Ellen Wilson 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Edith Ellen Wilson, born 1 March 1884, died 27 December 1928. (of pneumonia). Edith was born in Barchester Street, Poplar (or Bow), and her parents came to the Island, where her mother was widowed young and became a local midwife. Her father had been a seaman. Edith probably went to St. John’s School and married Arthur Horner at St John’s Church 1910. Before marriage she worked at the Star or Stirling Company, in Stewart Street, machining the hoods of prams. After marriage, they lived a short time in Pennyfields and then moved to Galbraith Street near her mother. Edith had three boys and two girls, and took in washing. by Mrs N. Wisewell