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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


Lily Wilson 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Lily Wilson, (1920-1973) of No. 13 Manchester Grove, Isle of Dogs, 1939, in the uniform of the Auxiliary Fire Service. She was on duty at Harbinger Road School when a bomb fell on it but luckily escaped unhurt. by Mrs Mitchell