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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 Eliza Deeks 1890s


Mrs Eliza Deeks 1890s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mrs Eliza Deeks, of Millwall, a staunch Methodist. Eliza married her cousin at the age of 16 and they had a large family. Their business was curing haddocks, in Westferry Road; they owned several houses in Mellish Street. Mrs Deeks died in 1922, aged over 80. by Mrs French