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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

Island History Trust


Island History Trust

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Island History Trust Image Collection


George Hutchinson, from Ontario, Canada, with Ada Price at the Island History Trust, summer 1991. George Hutchinson is holding the door knocker from No. 22 Manchester Road. George's mother, Florence McIntosh, was born at No. 22 Manchester Road, on the Isle of Dogs, on 2nd July 1903. Her family lived there from 1901 to 1903. In 1902, Florence's father, Danny dived into the Thames off Tower Bridge to rescue a child who had fallen into the river and was awarded a bronze medal. The family returned to Aberdeen shortly after the birth of Florence, their fourth child. Ada's family, the Muldoons, moved into No. 22 and before the house was demolished, following the Blitz, Ada rescued the knocker and kept it. When George Hutchinson visited the Island in the course of tracing his family history, he was delighted to be able to meet Ada and see the knocker - the last relic of his mother's birthplace. Donated by Island History Trust