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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 Susannah Ruggles 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mrs Susannah Ruggles, in 1929. She had lost her husband and is wearing his photograph in her brooch. The couple had fifteen children and lived in Totnes Cottages, then in Conway and Arethusa House in Cahir Street. Mrs Ruggles died in 1967. by Rose Rayner